mkfs.jffs2: creating dirs in /

Mike Frysinger vapier.adi at
Fri Jun 20 12:25:13 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Grant Erickson wrote:
> 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
> Mike,
> I just submitted several patches earlier last week to fix what appears to be
> a similar issue:
> See:
> Have you picked/merged up these changes from GIT?

i'm using the very latest git.  so unless something got merged in the
last hour ...

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