Bad Block Table

Dvir Oren dviro at
Tue Mar 28 06:59:38 EST 2000

David Woodhouse wrote:
> dviro at said:
>  3.  And if the driver is responsible for this, does the 
> MTD driver do the same?
> Not yet.

But does MTD even care about the BadBlockTable?  That is, does nftl.c
check that the block that is about to be written to is not in the bad
block table?

If not, then I guess there is no point in restoring the bad block table
when using the MTD drivers, since they don't care about it anywy.  On
the other hand, nftl_format reconstructs the bad block table anyway.

Could this explain why I'm getting file system trashes?

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