UBIFS on-media format changed to version 3
dedekind at infradead.org
Thu May 29 03:50:42 EDT 2008
we have found a bug in UBIFS and the fix changes the on-media format.
Namely, the direntry hash function changed. We've always assumed it to
be 29 bits wide, but because of incorrect bitmask it has been only 25
Please, update UBIFS and mkfs.ubifs to version 0.7. We have changed
media format version from 2 to 3 as well. We support compatibility with
older JFFS2 format (version 2) for now, but we would like to drop the
support, unless someone really needs this and asks us not to do this. We
are not in mainline so far, so we probably have luxury of changing
on-flash format so far.
I've CCed people who may be using UBIFS and should be aware of the
We have updated 2.6.21--2.6.25 back-ports as well.
P.S. It is anyway good idea to update as we've fixed a number of bugs.
P.P.S. We are hoping to get merged to 2.6.27 and are working on this.
Artem Bityutskiy (Битюцкий Артём)
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