Subject: Re: Flash Translation Layer?
To: Marcin Michal Jessa <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 02/26/2007 07:19:30
On 26-Feb-07, at 4:02 AM, Marcin Michal Jessa wrote:
> Unfortunatelly lack of support for Flash Translation Layer in  
> NetBSD is the only reason I (and probably others) use Linux on  
> embedded ARM, MIPS and PPC boards
> instead of NetBSD ...
> Being able to have a RW file system on NANDs is a huge selling  
> point of Linux.
> If someone is capable and willing to work on this I'd be glad to  
> donate an XScale SoC for testing.

FWIW, I have a skeleton MI nand/nor block flash layer with a "ram NOR  
flash memory device" driver that works great for testing. Adding NAND  
support to the 'ramfmd' driver shouldn't be that big of a deal.

If anyone's interested, contact me off list.