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Re: does the linux support rootfs on vfat?

To: zhuzhenhua <zzh.hust@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: does the linux support rootfs on vfat?
From: Geoff Levand <geoffrey.levand@am.sony.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 08:41:28 -0800
Cc: linux-mips <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>, Hiroyuki Machida <machida@sm.sony.co.jp>
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zhuzhenhua wrote:
> if in my product based ide disk, i want to it to support the
> u-disk(with vfat fs), and can i set the root fs as vfat too?
> if use vfat as rootfs, what's disadvantage of the selection?
> 

See these threads, 'Posix file attribute support on VFAT', which
disscusses using VFAT for a root fs:

  http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/8/8/76
  http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/8/8/326

-Geoff

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