garbage collect

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Thu Jun 29 07:39:57 EDT 2000

nico at said:
>  I was thinking about the MTD block interface of course.  That's the
> only method to use conventional filesystems with. 

The only time the mtdblock interface is useful is when the underlying 
memory device is RAM. AFAIK Linux doesn't allow you to register a block 
device with a blocksize as large as the erase blocks of most flash chips we 

So it's not really likely to be used that often, and especially not with 
partitioning. JFFS only uses it to find a handle to the real MTD device, 
and I'm hoping to change that fairly shortly.


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