Subject: Re: RFC: community requirements for a flash filesystem
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 03/20/2006 03:09:25
> I am seeking the NetBSD community's requirements and recommendations
> for a flash filesystem that is suitable for embedded systems.
> Is either FFS or LFS a foundation to build a flash filesystem on,
I don't know LFS enoguh to comment on it. But I don't think FFS is; it
has too many data structures that must live at fixed offsets in the
filesystem (fixed at newfs time, that is, and unchanging for the life
of the filesystem).
These probably could be fixed, but there wouldn't be much of FFS left;
it would be only marginally less work than designing something more
suitable from scratch (perhaps with some ideas stolen from FFS).
Just one mouse's opinion,
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