Block devices

David H. Lynch Jr. dhlii at
Thu Feb 21 18:05:52 EST 2008

    Sometime recently it seems to have become possible to disable the
whole block device subsystem.
    Though in my tests I can't quit build with it disabled.

     Anyway, for an embedded device this might be appealing.
    how does this interact with initramfs and flash ?
    Can I boot an initramfs kernel without a block device ?
    Can I write a filesystem driver for a flash device that does not
require a block device ?
    Are their any examples of something even close ?



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