Re: yaffs2 NAND fs

From: Mike Frysinger
Date: Wed Mar 03 2010 - 19:21:11 EST

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:09, Maxin John wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Tuesday 02 March 2010, Peter Paul wrote:
>>> I was wondering why the yaffs2 file system has not gone for mainline
>>> yet. It's rather popular flash file system in the embedded world, while
>>> it is rather easy to patch a kernel to have yaffs2 support [1] it would
>>> be even nicer if it was just in mainline.
>>> The source of the GPLv2 file system can be found at [2]
>>> [1]
>>> [2]
>> I would guess it's a combination of multiple reasons:
>> 1. It has not been submitted for upstream inclusion, at least not
>> Â during the last few years.
>> 2. We don't have a staging area like drivers/staging for file systems
>> Â in the way that we have for drivers
>> 3. There is now ubifs and (soon) logfs upstream, both of which appear
>> Â to be superior to yaffs in many ways.
> This means there should be no reference to YAFFS2 in the upstream
> kernel? Because, I have located some defconfigs in upstream kernel
> where YAFFS2 support is enabled by default.

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