dwmw2 at infradead.org
Mon Nov 25 07:12:33 EST 2002
andersen at codepoet.org said:
> Hmm. Ok, your're the boss. I guess we can pretend it's always 4096
> as long as the kernel code is doing the right thing. It looked like
> the kernel code was assuming the block size matched the page cache
> size. No big deal.
We assume that no node crosses a page boundary. It's fine for there to be
nodes which are _smaller_ than a page, just not larger.
> I suppose so, the code is pretty clean now I think. Whats a
> cleanmarker? :)
Small node written to the beginning of each erased block to mark it as
being properly erased. Otherwise the JFFS2 code will erase it again just to
make sure. Currently we do this for the free space in a partition after
it's first mounted -- if our jffs2 image is padded to the right length and
has cleanmarkers in, we wouldn't need to.
I don't think we want it to be the default though -- we'd have to ensure
the erase size was correct if we did that.
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