[PATCH 0/2] RFC: Add support for UBI and UBIFS

Corentin Chary corentin.chary at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 03:34:35 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 1:07 AM, Theodore Tso<tytso at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 11:38:42AM +0200, Corentin Chary wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Here is two patch to add support for UBI and UBIFS in libblkid
>> With that, if you type "blkid" it will show you UBIFS filesystem.
>> The thing is that I'm not sure this patch is really usefull as UBIFS
>> is a "nodev" filesystem, and it doesn't deal with block devices.
>> I first started theses patch to be able to do stuff like:
>> mount /dev/ubi0_0 /mnt/test but we need to patch UBIFS for that.
>> So, do you think we should be able to do that ? If it's ok, these
>> two patch are a first step.
> Sorry for the delay in getting back to you; things have been pretty
> busy this past week or two.  Can you get me small (preferably under
> 200k) sample filesystem images for the purposes of regression testing?

No problem. Here is a sample image with the default filesystem.
Maybe Artem can provide more interesting image for regression testing.

> Also, the blkid library is in the process of being transferred to
> util-linux-ng.  So I'm willing to apply the patches, but they also
> need to be ported to the version of the blkid library in util-linux-ng
> to make sure this feature doesn't get lost when distributions start
> transitioning to util-linux-ng.

Ok, I'll port the patch and send them to util-linux-ng ASAP.


Corentin Chary
http://xf.iksaif.net - http://uffs.org
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