Block devices

Christoph Hellwig hch at
Fri Feb 22 03:48:36 EST 2008

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 02:05:52AM -0500, David H. Lynch Jr. wrote:
>     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 ?

For that particular flash case there's just jffs2 in the kernel tree,
with some more flash filesystems under development.  You can of
course have network and in-memory filesystems aswell.

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