intel J3 strataflash chip support

Herman Oosthuysen Herman at
Thu Oct 25 10:52:05 EDT 2001

Howdy all,

Wireless Networks Inc. successfully ported the Intel VFM to uCLinux version
2.2.38 (We used a 28F320 chip).  We are in the process of setting up a deal
with Intel to reverse licence our mods back to them so they can distribute
it to Linux users.  It is a simple file system:
a. No sub-directories.
b. All files have the same time stamp and size of 0 (Linux doesn't care).
c. All files have the directory attribute set (Linux doesn't care).

Apart from that, it works.  Some adventurous soul can add the missing
features, but it is good enough for us as is.  Intel will have the code some
time soon.


Herman Oosthuysen
Herman at

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Lehtiniemi <rayl at>
To: <linux-mtd at>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 11:11 PM
Subject: intel J3 strataflash chip support

> hi folks
> i'm evaluating intel's 28F320J3A device for use in an arm-linux
> since it is CFI compliant, and from scanning the archives, i gather it is
> supported. (please! correct me if i'm wrong)
> the marketing kit for this part mentions a piece of software, VFM (virtual
> small block file manager).  there is a single reference to VFM in the
> from early july 2001.  the poster mentioned running into some kind of
> with 2.0.38, and buying the VFM code resolved things.
> if i'm using 2.4 kernel, is there any reason to spend time looking at VFM?
> could someone outline the differences between VFM and MTD+JFFS2?  any
> or failure stories with this device would also be welcome.
> thanks in advance
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