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Re: how to select a rootfs for embedded linux based hardisk?

To: "Martin Michlmayr" <tbm@cyrius.com>
Subject: Re: how to select a rootfs for embedded linux based hardisk?
From: zhuzhenhua <zzh.hust@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 08:55:51 +0800
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On 3/1/06, Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> wrote:
> * zhuzhenhua <zzh.hust@gmail.com> [2006-03-01 20:18]:
> > i want to port the linux to our board based hardisk with
> > mips arch. i do not find too much file sytem for rootfs on hardisk
> > besides ext2/ext3.
> > but it seems ext2/ext3 is not suitable for embedded system.
> > does someone have idea or experience with these products?
>
> How large is your hard drive exactly and is it a real IDE hard drive
> or some kind of flash?  If the disk/flash is very small, ext3 may be a
> bad choice since it's a journalling file system which means that a)
> it'll take up quite a significant portion of space on a small drive
> and b) it'll write to the same sectors all the time, which will kill
> the flash in no time.
> --
> Martin Michlmayr
> http://www.cyrius.com/
>

i mean the real IDE hard, and it will at least > 2GB,and for these ide
hard,someone said the ext2 or ext3 not suitable for embedded.but i
still find no other file system available.

Best Regards

Zhuzhenhua

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