Robert Schwebel robert at schwebel.de
Tue May 7 13:34:30 EDT 2002

Hi Robert, 

On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 06:16:10PM +0200, Robert Kaiser wrote:
> > I need the ADNP concaternation layer stuff...
> Does this part cause any specific trouble ? (if so, which ?)

Yes, it doesn't work yet :-) 

# cat /proc/mtd
dev:    size   erasesize  name

This is also interesting, during boot: 
DIL/Net ADNP flash: 0x400000 at 0x2000000
FLASH virtual address: 0xc180d000
CFI: Found no ADNP Flash Bank device at location zero

> > Yes, but it is nearly one year old.
> .. which doesn't necessarily mean it's outdated...

This document will attempt to describe setting up the MTD (Memory
Technology Devices), DOC, CFI and the JFFS (Journaling Flash File System)
under Linux versions 2.2.x and 2.4.x

According to what I've read on the list it looks like it is currently more
like for 2.4 and 2.5? I've found a hint somewhere in the list archive that
ther exists an 2_4-branch, but trying to check it out results in nearly all
files being removed from my working copy. 

Is there any possibility to find out for a cvs repository which branches do
exist? However, a hint in the howto would be great how things are meant to
work for 2.4 and for 2.5. If you send me the infos I'll send a patch :-)

This: http://www.linux-mtd.infradead.org/ is also terribly outdated (latest
changelog from 2000). And there's no pointer on this page to David's page
at Red Hat, which contains a nice paper about MTD/JFFS. 

> I read in an earlier mail that your problem is with compiling the utils
> (all of them or is it just mkfs.jffs ?). Note that you don't necessarily
> need this program, even if you plan on using jffs2. The only utils you
> really need are erase and eraseall.

Don't ask - some dark magic has blown most of the problems away today, I
can compile the tools now. 

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