Subject: Re: CompactFLASH support?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
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.