Subject: Re: FW: NetBSD File Systems
To: Unice, Kyle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 03/05/2001 16:33:02
On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Unice, Kyle wrote:
> I am not sure if this made it .. so I am sending it again.
> Forgive the repeat if you already received it.
It didn't make it to tech-kern... :-)
> > I have gotten to the point of having NetBSD trying to mount a file system
> > on our little embedded system. The system has FLASH and RAM but not much
> > else. What is the current thought on file systems inside these types of
> > systems? Does one allocat a piece of flash and format it as an ffs file
> > system? If so, is there a set of Flash chip drivers somewhere for NetBSD?
I'm not sure. I don't think there had been much thought about it. I think
that most of the filesystems we have now would probably be poor choices
for a flash system, but that's my opinion. :-) Assuming you mean
read/write. If you went with some sort of r/o ramdisk for your root, and a
memory disk for your r/w areas, that would work. What to do about
permanent, modifiable storage, I'm not so sure about.