Does ext2 based on MTD acceptable for Embedded Development?

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Fri Aug 27 17:39:57 EST 2004

In message <412EFA07.27872.405FEB at localhost> you wrote:
> > still want to consult with you such a question.Dose
> > ext2 filesystem besed on MTD a acceptable option?
> I would not use ext2 on MTD.

We do, and it works perfect. You just want to make sure to  mount  it

> JFFS2 is much better for that purpose for in contrast to ext2, it is
> power down reliable and performs wear leveling.

These  features  are  only  interesting  when  you  need  a  writable

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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