PATCH: allow JFFS2 to write to really small disks

Jörn Engel joern at
Thu Sep 1 08:57:07 EDT 2005

On Thu, 1 September 2005 14:45:56 +0200, Øyvind Harboe wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 14:00 +0200, Jörn Engel wrote:
> > > But who mounts a *tiny* JFFS2 volume except those that will be using it
> > > as a WORM drive?
> > 
> > People making mistakes.  It is a very important usability issue to
> > mark mistakes as such.  Making it appear as if everything is ok and
> > having it fail later, possibly days or weeks later, is bad usability.
> > 
> > I would agree with you if the user-perceived behaviour was
> > *immediatly* and *noticably* different.  But unless people write
> > enough data to fill their fs, the difference may go unnoticed.
> Sounds good.
> If I get some indication that there is a consensus from
> maintainers/committers to add this mount option, I'll go ahead and write
> it up.

You're asking for too much. :)

Most of the time, most people just don't care.  If they actually do
care and are opposed to your patch, they will speak up.  But you won't
ever find out before actively trying to merge the patch.


-- more straw can't possibly matter...
-- Kirby Bakken

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