JFFS2 mount time
Gareth Bult (Encryptec)
Gareth at Encryptec.net
Tue Dec 21 08:24:35 EST 2004
On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 14:09 +0100, Jörn Engel wrote:
> Imo jffs2-style wear leveling is very efficient. So efficient, it
> doesn't really matter whether the hardware does the same or not.
:) I was of the same opinion but didn't really have any evidence to back
it up ..
> Difference between no wear leveling and what jffs2 does is - at most -
> 1% additional writes on the jffs2 side. That's not much. Agreed, it
> can actually cost latency, but from a life-time or overall performance
> point of view, it doesn't really matter.
> On the other hand, it gives you absolute condidence that your El
> Cheapo hardware doesn't need to have anything it may or may not
> promise to have. No nasty surprised when you really don't need them.
> Noone will state that. It's not exactly good marketing. You might
> remember so interesting stories about what marketing promised and what
> actually got delivered, no?
Sure, although I have noticed that some people shout more loudly than
others with regards to the wear levelling technology in their devices ..
> The endorsed features sound quite nice, agreed. But I have still to
> read a spec that convinces me.
Mmm .. anyone know a magazine editor who'd like to acquire a bunch of
keys and runs some tests for us .. ;-)
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