jffs2_get_inode_nodes() very very slow
rudi at unsec.nl
Wed Feb 2 04:05:15 EST 2005
On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 16:03:31 +0000 (GMT), Artem B. Bityuckiy wrote
> On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Rudi Engelbertink wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On a 64 MiB NAND Flash I created a jffs2 file system. After several tests
> > especially power fail tests resulting in a lot off CRC and Data CRC errors.
> How do you do your power-fail tests?
The powerfail tests are done by:
A. a clock. Just turn off and on the power every 15 minutes and start the
an application which logs 2 40-60 byte events every second.
B. an internal (hardware) watchdog which reboots the system when the
'application' appears to be dead for 10 minutes.
> > This appears not to be a problem except it takes a very long time to check
> > the file system.
> > The initial check (scanning for erased blocks) is done in aproximatly 10
> > seconds, but after that the jffs2_get_inode_nodes check is running.
> > This process takes up to 8 minutes.
> Do you mean this happens every time or in case of "powerfails"?
Yes it happens every time the system reboots or when the (nand) filesystem
> > During this time the file-system is inaccessible which in oure case a
> > watchdog decides to reboot the system, making it even worse.
> > It appears that the check is done with a stepsize of 16 bytes. On an 64MiB
> > NAND flash it does this check +/- 4 million times.
> That's strange. JFFS2 should share processor's cycles.
Yes, the root is accessable but the directory where the logging is stored,
is unavailable for several minutes.
> > Is there a way to reduce the time to check the file-system and/or how
> > can I recover from these errors.
> > Kind Regards,
> > Rudi.
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