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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/7] UBI checkpointing support
    Am 07.03.2012 17:04, schrieb Artem Bityutskiy:
    > Another not-so-technical comment.
    > On Tue, 2012-02-14 at 21:06 +0100, Richard Weinberger wrote:
    >> The following patch set implements checkpointing support for
    >> UBI. Checkpointing is an optional feature which stores the physical to
    >> logical eraseblock relations in a checkpointing superblock to reduce
    >> the initialization time of UBI.
    > So this is basically about improving scalability and "mount" time. This
    > has nothing to do with checkpointing most people are aware of.
    > Confusing...

    Mostly because "checkpointing" is a buzzword. ;-)

    > Really, this tirm is already reserved by file-systems, things like
    > virtual machines where it means "freezing" the contents and doing COW
    > when changing the freezed blocks and guaranteeing the ability to
    > "roll-back" to the checkpointed data.
    > Please, consider an option of picking a different name. In JFFS2 a
    > "similar" thing was called "summaries", and even this is better than
    > "checkpoint", I think.

    What about "Erase block indexing"?
    Basically a checkpoint is an index...


    P.s: I'm really bad in picking names.

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