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SubjectRe: LogFS merge
On Sat, 3 May 2008, Jörn Engel wrote:
> 1.
> Ubifs takes the easy approach and uses ubi for wear leveling, bad block
> handling, ets. Saves a ton of work, gives quick results and is limited
> by ubi scan time, which is O(n).

Which is easy enough to fix.

> Logfs ignores ubi and does wear leveling, bad block handling, etc.
> itself. Bad block handling in particular is not too robust yet. If you
> expect blocks to rot away after mkfs time, logfs is a bad choice.

It's a matter of fact that especially on NAND flash blocks become bad
over time, i.e. after mkfs. So that's a pretty crucial feature which
needs to be complete and robust before it's declared to be usable on
such devices.

Thanks,
tglx
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