Subject: Re: CompactFLASH support?
To: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 06/30/1998 10:18:42
Jukka Marin writes:
> I am involved in a project which uses CompactFLASH memory cards. These
> cards are manufactured by Sandisk and some other companies and are muchs
> maller than PCMCIA cards. CompactFLASH cards look like IDE disks to the
> host and come in capacities of 4 MB to 24 MB and more. These cards can
> be plugged directly to PCMCIA slots using a passive adapter card. CF
> cards are used in digital cameras, some GSM phones and other small
> portable devices. I think they are usually ms-dos formatted so they can
> be read on "any" machine.
> How hard would it be to add support for these cards in NetBSD?
I would imagine it would be simple. We already have support for IDE
disks on PCMCIA (at least in -current), and we have MS-DOS file system
support, so if there are any bits missing they are likely to be small.