Philipp Rumpf prumpf at uzix.org
Tue Jul 25 10:29:59 EDT 2000

On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 10:29:47AM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> I'm been thinking about this, and about the problems with garbage collection
> taking to long. What about shifting all node writes into a kernel thread,
> which also does the GC?
> The jffs_file_write() function then only needs to queue the node(s) to be 
> written, and can return immediately. Obviously we have to implement a way 
> of flushing a particular file, but that shouldn't be too difficult.

I disagree with queueing nodes - just updating a "which byte ranges of the
file have been modified" list should be both simpler and allow more efficient
write merging/compression.

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