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Re: Enabling JFFS as Root FS

Subject: Re: Enabling JFFS as Root FS
From: David VomLehn <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 10:27:47 -0700
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Hi Remgopal,

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 08:58:47AM -0700, Ramgopal Kota wrote:
Now I want to have the rootfs (jffs) on flash. Is there any document which tells me how to do that ?

As a learning exercise you could start by reading the Filesystem Hierarchy 
Standard: This is a great document to give you 
some insight into a Unix filesystem.

In addition, you should know that the kernel and device drivers may automatically create device special files in the /dev directory. The mtd layer is one of the components that does this. Automatic /dev file creation is normally done through the kernel hotplug framework. You can read more about this at ( or the Wikipedia article
David VomLehn,
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