help: bootloader for loading kernel from mtdblock device on flash........

Thomas Gleixner tglx at
Tue Feb 4 06:51:49 EST 2003

On Tuesday 04 February 2003 12:01, Vishal wrote:
> let me explain the problem in more detail here
> the thing is that currently i have a boot loader code which reads from a
> char device /dev/mtd/ on NAND where only the kernel image is placed. Bad
> blocks on the /dev/mtd device can cause problems loading the kernel
> which is why i was asked to move the kernel to /dev/mtdblock (which is
>  runs a JFFS), and change the boot loader accordingly.
>      Thats the reson why i was thinking in terms of using a  char driver.
>   As per your suggestion of using YAFFS, what kind of effort would it
> require to get going on this system where JFFS had been completely
> cutomised? will it require any changes for the kind of flash(samsung
> K9F2808U0B) we are using?
No changes, just create well sized partitions.
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