garbage collect

dwmw2 at dwmw2 at
Tue Jun 20 10:16:07 EDT 2000

On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Nick Ivanter wrote:

> I've compiled JFFS and MTD into the kernel and tried to play with it on
> the mtdram device. It seems to work, but when I tried to mount device
> without manually specifying a filesystem type, I got error: "Unable to
> handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address ...........
> Process mount........... Segmentation fault". When specifying -t jffs,
> everything seems to be ok.
> Does anyone have ideas about what may cause that?

Probably the mtdblock device falling over when a 'real' filesystem
actually causes a block read request, which jffs will never do because it
goes straight to the underlying MTD device.

What kernel version? Can you give me a backtrace of the oops?


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