DOC filesystem questions

Chuck Meade chuckmeade at
Fri Aug 8 09:42:28 EDT 2003

David Woodhouse wrote:
> > > We _must_ retain the bad block table which was on the device when it
> > > arrived from the factory. 
> > 
> > OK I see.  Would it be valuable then to have a Linux command-line
> > utility which captures the BBT before calling nftl_format, then 
> > is used to restore the BBT after calling nftl_format but before
> > nftl tries to mount any partitions (via 'insmod nftl' or whatever)?
> ... or which writes it back as _part_ of the nftl_format process,
> perhaps?
> Yes, it would be extremely useful to do this.

I will work on this then and feed it back to the list for
evaluation when I have something that works.


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