mkfs.jffs2 propsal and a question about burst reads

Jörn Engel joern at
Tue Nov 6 09:38:04 EST 2001

> > 2) Flash is a write-once medium. You cannot overwrite the markers, you
> > have to delete again.
> If you have some bits in the flash zeroed and the data you want to write
> at that position also contains zero bits you should be just fine.
> (assuming an erased flash is all 0xFF's )

Granted. This might be useful for the rw block device driver to save
some delete operations, but is rare enough to just keep things simple
and ignore it. :)


Live a good, honorable life. Then when you
get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy
it a second time.

More information about the linux-mtd mailing list