Cram FS on NAND - How to do this?

Russ Dill Russ.Dill at
Wed Jun 11 05:10:14 EDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-06-11 at 02:04, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-06-11 at 09:58, Pantelis Antoniou wrote:
> > That is a valid approach.
> > 
> > I take it that you mean a new MTD block device over NAND that
> > automatically skips over bad blocks and presents an error free
> > block interface for use by read only filesystems.
> Basically, yes. You can then either require the use of a special
> userspace tool to program the file system images onto the flash, or
> perhaps you could implement it as a writable block device, in the
> expectation that people don't _actually_ use it in write mode in
> production.

you could simplify this by making it so that writes can only occur
starting at 0 sequentially onward (I think this is doable by not
implementing seek)

Russ Dill <Russ.Dill at>

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