JFFS - ready for submission into 2.[34]?

Alexander Larsson alex at cendio.se
Fri Jun 2 04:26:41 EDT 2000

On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, David Woodhouse wrote:

> alex at cendio.se said:
> >  I will look at it tomorrow at work (Haven't had time before). All
> > functionallity should be implemented and work. I haven't done any
> > larger scale testing yet though, so it's definitely experimental.
> Fine. We all know how to get larger scale testing :)
> > There is a bug in the mkfs.jffs program though. It generates too big
> > nodes (which the jffs code can't handle) for files that are larger
> > than 64k.
> I saw the dicussion about this, and was wondering why mkfs.jffs actually 
> populates the filesystem at all. Is it because it's more space-efficient to 
> do it all at once than it would be to mkfs, mount and populate it?

Possibly. But i suppose the real reason is that the current way would be
the way you normally use it in embedded systems (like those axis are
doing). You generate your root fs on the build machine, create a jffs
image and download it into the flash memory of the target system.

/ Alex

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