JFFS2 Support for Large Flash Designs
joern at lazybastard.org
Wed Mar 7 13:07:47 EST 2007
Please keep me on the Cc: list.
On Wed, 7 March 2007 12:23:07 -0500, ian at brightstareng.com wrote:
> There are some positives of having components maintained outside
> the context of "linux".
Can you name those?
> Yaffs actually has a life outside linux. Using "outside the
> mainline" as an argument is weak at best. The 2.6 kernel
> makefile makes building a module outside the tree trivial -- so
> lots of the older build hassles and arguments no longer exist.
If building it were our only problem...
Problems that cause much more trouble are:
o Following the changing in-kernel APIs. I maintain several
out-of-tree projects myself and can tell you it is a pain. At times I
don't update my kernel for month because I lack the time to update the
o Problem support. Unless the code is in mainline, the only person that
will be willing to assist a user is the one responsible for the
out-of-tree project. Such support can be good, on average it tends to
be somewhat worse.
o Code maturity. Face it, there is often a reason why the code is not
How much of the above applies to YAFFS is a seperate question I don't
want to answer. But in general, being wary of out-of-tree code is a
"Error protection by error detection and correction."
-- from a university class
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