Humble question on actual journalling mechanism...

Johan Adolfsson johan.adolfsson at
Sun Sep 24 06:12:42 EDT 2000

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-----Original Message-----
From: Steven J. Hill <sjhill at>
To: JFFS List <jffs-dev at>; MTD List <mtd at>
Date: den 23 september 2000 15:32
Subject: Humble question on actual journalling mechanism...

>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
> Public Key: 'finger sjhill at'
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