Accessing CF in memory mode

Michel Wilson michel at
Mon Sep 8 08:22:22 EDT 2008


I'm currently developing an embedded system with a CF card as storage for the 
file system. I understand that mtd should normally not be used with a CF card, 
since they work in IDE mode. However, I still would like to use a flash 
filesystem on the card, so that the wear will be lower. From the CF specs I 
understand that it's possible to use the CF card in 'PC Card Memory Mode'. How 
do I achieve this, and is my assumption correct that I'll be able to use 
pcmciamtd to access the card in mtd mode? Is the only way to enable memory 
mode plugging the card in a pcmcia slot or adapter?
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