trouble compiling mkfs.jffs2
james at telos-systems.com
Fri Sep 14 14:20:02 EDT 2001
JFFS2 is working great on my embedded arm processor.
(Great work everybody!)
I have started out with a pre-built root image I grabbed
from others working on handhelds, and they have set
the erase block size to 0x40000 and mine needs to be
0x20000. Question #1... does this only affect the
overhead/optimal use or will I actually run into problems
if I run this over a long period.
In order to re-flash my embedded root filesystem with
the correct erase block size, I have transferred all files
to my desktop system (an older Debian 2.2) and read up
on using mkfs.jffs2. I couldn't find a pre-compiled binary
in a quick and lazy search so I grabbed the cvs tree,
cd util, and make mkfs.jffs2. (did the configure thing too,
but that didn't fix this problem.)
I'm getting problems with size_t undefined in linux/string.h
(I can't believe it doesn't include what it needs !), and
patching around that I get conflicts between linux/string.h
Then it struck me that as a user-land utility application,
we shouldn't need to get TOO intimate with the kernel.
After all, I am cross-building my filesystem. The more
you ask about the host kernel, the more wrong you'll
be when you get to the target kernel.
Has anyone else had these troubles/got a work-around.
It's not a good time to be upgrading this particular
system right now.
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