[RFC][PATCH 0/7] UBI checkpointing support

Shmulik Ladkani shmulik.ladkani at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 02:08:35 EST 2012

On Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:19:00 +0100 Richard Weinberger <rw at linutronix.de> wrote:
> >> All these operations scan a limited number of erase blocks which makes
> >> the UBI init O(1) and independent of the device size.
> >
> > Well, is it really true? The larger is the flash the more you read and
> > process anyway, and it is still linear, but the multiplier becomes very
> > small, so this is a huge improvement.
> Yes. :)
> Using checkpointing UBI only has to scan a fixed (independent of the 
> flash size!) number of blocks.

But doesn't the CP data (sorry, UBIUBI data :) need to have one
'struct ubi_cp_ec' descriptor for each used/free PEB, and as such the
maximum number of 'ubi_cp_ec' descriptors is total device PEBs, meaning
CP data is still linearly scaled to device size (with a very small


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