JFFS2 Format Documentation?

Phil Thompson phil at river-bank.demon.co.uk
Tue Jan 28 09:11:46 EST 2003

On Tuesday 28 January 2003 1:44 pm, David Woodhouse wrote:
> phil at river-bank.demon.co.uk said:
> > David's paper is a good start but I was after a lower level of detail.
> > I need  something from which I can implement a JFFS2 reader from
> > scratch (ie. without  any GPL code).
> The on-medium format is very simple. The actual layout of the existing node
> types is detailed in full in include/linux/jffs2.h. In conjunction with the
> theory of operation described in the paper, these should be perfectly
> sufficient.
> What exactly are you trying to achieve? Simple read-only operation or a
> fully-functional compatible file system?

I need to modify a bootloader to load the kernel from a JFFS2 filesystem - so 
a simple read is all that is needed. Unfortunately the bootloader doesn't 
have a license that is compatible with the GPL.


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