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SubjectRe: Compactflash cards dying?
Followup to:  <>
By author: David Woodhouse <>
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> So use a pseudo-file-system which lets you store 8-bit data on such a
> device storing only 7-bit data.
> It's no less sensible than taking a real flash device and hacking up a
> pseudo-file-system which makes it pretend to be a block device, then
> using a 'normal' file system on top of that.
> It's just a shame that CF doesn't generally give you real access to the
> underlying flash and let you use a real file system designed for the
> purpose rather than its silly 'translation layer' :)

Well, it also let them implement the translation layer using a
different storage device, which may be more appropriate for the task,
or by playing other hardware-specific games.

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