Linux MTD and NFTL - Question
sean.sweng at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 21:47:56 EST 2005
I've been looking into an NFTL implementation for a device that uses a
NAND part and needs to be mounted on a Window's PC Desktop. Thus I
need a Block Device interface so as to present a surface on which a
FAT filesystem can be placed. However, in the course of my research
it came to my attention that a company called M-Systems has a hefty
amount of IP with regards to FTL and NFTL for pseudo-block devices.
How does the Linux MTD-NFTL skirt the patents that M-Systems has in
place? If I want to sell my product commercially what sort of risk?
It is not terribly clear. I've looked at YAFFS and JFFS2, but those
won't work if I wish to support USB mass storage for the Windows
Any comments on NFTL and M-Systems patents much appreciated.
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