Subject: Re: RFC: community requirements for a flash filesystem
To: Jochen Kunz <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/20/2006 22:29:12
On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> Avoid reinventing the wheel. ;-) As far as I understand it, LFS does
> many of the things like wear-levelling by design. It may require minor
> adaption, but the principle should be OK. As Garrett pointed out,
> writing a BSD version of JFFS, that is compatible with the Linux
> implementation, is a good idea. BTW: JFFS is based on the principles of
> LFS, AFAIK. You can also think about a BSD version of squashfs. Squashfs
> is read only but supports compression and is very space efficient. It
> seems to be easy to implement, so implementing squashfs is a good
> exercise. You may have a look at OpenWRT, that uses JFFS and squashfs
> together.

``Squashfs is a compressed read-only filesystem for Linux''...

Is this like vnd(4) with VND_COMPRESSION?
(see vndcompress(1) for examples[1])

  - Hubert

[1] which reminds me that 'root on vnd' would be nice...