Humble question on actual journalling mechanism...

Steven J. Hill sjhill at
Sat Sep 23 09:34:35 EDT 2000

Greetings again.

I have been reading the JFFS code solid for the past two days
now. I am about 1/4 the way through 'intrep.c' which is just
huge. The function that I am currently looking at is
'jffs_insert_node'. I must humbly ask for how the underlying
journaling/versioning works. In the explanation, if the
manipulation of the members in the 'jffs_node' structure with
regards to versioning could be explained, that would be great.

All the other files were easy to understand because it was just
the basic calls for working with the flash and providing the
upper level functions for superblock and inode interfacing with
the kernel's VFS layer. 'intrep.c' is where the core is really
at and I would appreciate some simple understanding.

Yes, I did look through the MTD archives. No, I did not look
through the JFFS mailing list archives because they do not seem
to exist anywhere off of the Axis page or anywhere else for
that matter. I also apologize for the cross-post.


 Steven J. Hill - Embedded SW Engineer
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