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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mtd: allow mtd and jffs2 when ARCH=um
On Tuesday 14 December 2010 15:23:49 Jason Lunz wrote:
> On one hand you've got uml, which simply doesn't have mmio. On the other
> there's mtd, which began as a method for accessing hardware devices that
> are often accessed using mmio. But then the mtd subsystem developed
> emulations of that hardware that are software based and thus don't
> require mmio. It's mainly these emulated backends I'm interested in
> exposing.
> Nothing is going to change so that it makes sense to have any real
> mmio-using hardware driver run on uml. The question you raise is, are
> there other classes of driver with a software-only subset that can be
> exposed on uml? And if so, would adding stub implementations of
> readb/writeb and friends actually be enough to make those work? I'm not
> aware of any, so at present I don't think the argument for implementing
> this in uml arch code is very strong. Or in other words, I don't think a
> "general solution" would be very general.

For what it's worth, QEMU had replaced all my use cases for UML in the past
few years. If I wanted to play with loopback mounting jffs2 I'd build a kernel
to run under QEMU, and have that emulate the flash.

GPLv3: as worthy a successor as The Phantom Menace, as timely as Duke Nukem
Forever, and as welcome as New Coke.

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