mkfs.jffs2: creating dirs in /

Grant Erickson erick205 at
Fri Jun 20 12:22:50 EDT 2008

On 6/20/08 8:28 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> with older mtd-utils, creating a directory in the root worked fine.
> with current git, the parent dir search algo breaks this.
> for example, just take the current git tree, build it up, and then run:
> $ ./mkfs.jffs2 -d . -D device_table.txt -o /dev/null
> mkfs.jffs2: skipping device_table entry '/dev': no parent directory!
> mkfs.jffs2: skipping device_table entry '/dev/mem': no parent directory!
> ...
> doing `mkdir dev` first works around the issue, but where's the fun in that.
> locally i just made the change to interpret_table_entry() where it
> looks to see if the dir is "/" and if so, uses "root" rather than
> calling find_filesystem_entry(), but i dont think that's the right
> long term fix.  i pondered the find_filesystem_entry() function for a
> while, but the closest i found was to delete the first if statement
> and then tweak the fullname[len] ...
> -mike


I just submitted several patches earlier last week to fix what appears to be
a similar issue:


Have you picked/merged up these changes from GIT?



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