Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: ext3 in archos?
Re: ext3 in archos?
From: George Michaelson <ggm_at_apnic.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 11:47:06 +1000
I agree the cost:benefit analysis probably still makes this less relevant for
But I think a VFS abstraction cost would be small. Its almost innate in all
unixes, including the various uCLinux/tinyBSD, which fit on SH3 class processors
amongst others (eg Soekris) some of which have very constrained memory
footprints. Yes, we're SH1. but its not like arguing for gcc on a pdp-8.
I would also point out that using a UNIX fs (I personally prefer BSD derived
ffs) provides some significant enhancements over the current FAT32 fs:
20 year back history of filesystem code to leverage
file system check/recovery tools built into all hosts
sensible directory structure, no filename restrictions
FAST. the ffs and ext2fs are really simple to make fast for
directory scans, disk layout etc
and best of all
no risk of MSDOS patent trash.
I think self-hosting off of windows would be good. Maybe somebody off the core
rockbox with some skills, or a student looking for a project might want to do
Received on 2004-01-07