CRAMFS on Flash

Jörn Engel joern at
Mon Feb 17 08:05:41 EST 2003

On Mon, 17 February 2003 12:25:26 -0000, Nandakumar  NarayanaSwamy wrote:
> 1) Where to create the mtd partitions for the file system in 
> flash? First i just want to create a simple CRAMFS with some 
> binaries and executables and then mount it using mount command i.e 
> like
> mount -t cramfs /dev/mtdblock0 /home

Several options:
- Create a custom mapping driver with hard coded partitions, like most
  in drivers/mtd/maps.
- Use a partition table parser and put the partition table into flash.
- Look at the documentation to cmdline.c or browse through the mtd
  archives. (not sure, haven't looked at it myself yet)


The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of
his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full
humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague. 
-- Edsger W. Dijkstra

More information about the linux-mtd mailing list