Unable to mount compressed root f/s because init_mtd() does not r egister block device!

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Fri Feb 23 03:22:47 EST 2001

vmalik at danielind.com said:
>  Also, as far as reading goes, there is no real difference between the
> mtd0 device and the block device (i.e. reading from mtd0 does not get
> you anything extra).

Except that the block device is quite a lot of unnecessary overhead (and a 
kernel thread, etc.). Reading directly from the MTD device rather than 
through either the blockdevice or chardevice would be nicer. 

Actually, for 2.4 I'd like to be able to extract a tarball from an MTD 
device directly into ramfs rather than ramdisk. CONFIG_BLK_DEV=n


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