JFFS3 & performance

Artem B. Bityuckiy dedekind at infradead.org
Wed Dec 22 13:20:44 EST 2004

I didn't investigate this. But may be I will do. Anyway, it should be 

But not all flashes are protected by ECC and I believe we want to have the 
same nodes format for any flash. From the another hand, those who not 
protected are robust.

Now I may only say about CRC32 - with properly selected polnome it 
protects 1, 2 bit errors and burst of consequitive bit errors. At least papers 
I've read stand this.

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, xemc wrote:

> > adler32 is strong agains 1bit errors:
> ...
> > adler32 is relatively strong against 2bit erros:
> ... 
> > For higher level errors, adler32 should have the usual a-priori
> > chances of catching them.
> ...
> > Overall, it is not as good as crc32, but pretty close, esp. for long
> > data.  I would entrust my personal data to it, provided that the
> > device in general is good enough and the first adler32 checksum
> > failure (ignoring power-failure during writes) results in a message to
> > discard the broken flash chips or something similar.
> Please forgive me if this is a naive question, but isn't this data
> also protected by ECC in the first place?  (or is that just for NAND?)
>  How strong is this ECC compared to CRC32 or Adler32?
> If the ECC can handle a few bit errors, then wouldn't a simple
> checksum handle the case where the file was completely corrupt or
> partially written?
> Please correct any wrong assumptions.
> Thanks,
> Mike
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Best Regards,
Artem B. Bityuckiy,
St.-Petersburg, Russia.

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