Is there a minimal size requirement for oobfree area?

Thomas Gleixner tglx at
Fri Apr 6 16:26:46 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 12:10 -0500, Kevin Zhang wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to understand if there is a size requirement for the
> oobfree area. For the 512-byte nand flash, does the oobfree area have
> to be at least 8 bytes?

No, there is no real requirement. The oob area is not mandatory for
JFFS2. If you want to use YAFFS, it is AFAIK.



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