any need for any MTD functionality on a desktop system?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 12 17:14:27 UTC 2006
On Sun, 12 Nov 2006, Andy Green wrote:
> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > i notice that the default kernel config shipped with FC6
> > selects, as modules, a sizable selection of options under MTD
> > support. is there anything here that's actually required on a
> > non-embedded system that has no flash? my first impression is
> > "no" but i'm willing to be disabused of that notion.
> Hi Robert -
> I never saw anything use MTD or JFFS2 outside of onboard flash
> devices for embedded: no USB sticks or anything else AFAIK.
yes -- USB sticks appear as SCSI devices, last time i looked, right?
> But since they are modules, isn't it okay that they build the
> modules by default and hardly anyone uses them? For example NBD
> isn't widely used, but the fact there were modules for it in the
> default Fedora kernel has been really useful for me and nobody else
> had to have it taking up main memory (although I guess a lot of
> people are storing it).
oh, i realize it doesn't hurt to build them as modules, but i'm doing
a walkthrough of a kernel config and build for some folks later this
week (latest "git pull" of kernel on FC6) and part of the discussion
will be what parts of the kernel legitimately *need* to be there for a
reasonably usable build.
i think i'll make that another post under another more general
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