Interest in DOC and YAFFS? --> YAFFS bootloading

Charles Manning manningc2 at
Mon Sep 23 23:58:00 EDT 2002

On Tue, 24 Sep 2002 15:44, Marc Singer wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 12:03:45PM +1200, Charles Manning wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I'm considering getting YAFFS working on DOC. I'm trying to gauge
> > interest to prioritise vs other things.
> >
> > If you don't know what YAFFS is, it's a NAND-specific journalling
> > file system. Ask Google for more info.
> >
> > Currently YAFFS works with raw NAND (using software ecc), though
> > some people have patched it to use hardware ecc, so I figure DOC
> > support should be relatively simple.
> Do you know how it boots?  Does grub support it?

By "it" I assume you mean YAFFS.

Doing a yaffs-specific bootloader is pretty simple. We have discussed the 
general approach  on the YAFFS list before. At least two people have done 
yaffs bootloaders. One of these might be rolled in with grub. Maybe someone 
else on the yaffs list can answer that.

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