Which way to store log in flash on mpc8xx?

Frank frannk_m1 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 20 01:09:17 EST 2005

--- David JandJandervidaviddjandertprotonic nlote:

> Hi all,
> I am looking for a reliable way to store logflogfilesflash.
> The logflogfiles 
> written by syslsyslogd The problem is that I am running on a
MPC8MPCprocessor, and
> kernel 2.6 is not 
> quite there yet for that processor, so I have to stick with
> 2.4.
> Kernel of choice seems to be denxdenxulinuxppc_devedevelt I
> cannot trust the 
> version of jffsjffsed in that kernel anymore. SomtSomtimescgc>
crashes with a 
> BUG() in line 139, and sometimes processes are frozen for a
> looolooonge 
> waiting for GC. GChave debugged that problem a little bit, and
> definitely, 
> the FLASH access works ok, okd the chip is new. No CRC-CRC
> read-errors, but 
> still gc.cgcrashes.
> The version of mtd/mtdsjffsivers in that kernel seem to be
> from march/2005 cvs cvs code, but when I read the following, I
get even more scared:
> So, I need something different. jffsjffs maybe ?
> This must be a very common task (to store logflogfilesflash),
> but I just can't 
> seem to find the right way to do it.
> Any advice is highly appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> -- 
> David JandJanderProtProtonicland.

I'm using JFFSJFFS a 860 based board (to store log files
amonamongster things) and haven't seen any of the problems
you're expeexperiencing I were you, I would double check my
configuration settings...
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