[Buildroot] UBIFS confusion

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Sat Apr 4 12:53:47 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 04, 2009 at 11:03:26AM +0200, Sagaert Johan wrote:
> When i need UBIFS  do i just enable UBI and UBIFS with the default kernel
> (currently using
> On http://git.infradead.org/ i saw  <http://git.infradead.org/ubifs-2.6.git>
> ubifs-2.6.git ,  <http://git.infradead.org/ubi-2.6.git> ubi-2.6.git , these
> seem to be kernel trees with modifications in the ubisfs fs.
> i am currently using MTD userspace tools from the git repository.(mkfs.ubifs
> ,ubinize) to create ubifs images.
> Do i need the to use the kernel tree from
> <http://git.infradead.org/ubifs-2.6.git> ubifs-2.6.git or
> <http://git.infradead.org/ubi-2.6.git> ubi-2.6.git or can i just use the
> default buildroot stuff ?

Default buildroot kernel is fine (>= 2.6.25 at least, maybe later).

However the current checked-in ubifs root uses an old version of
mkfs.ubifs which generates an old format. I don't think it will work
with any released kernel. You need the patches submitted by Michael Roth
this week. We should get them committed to buildroot very soon.

The ubi-2.6.git and ubifs-2.6.git trees are either old work or future
development work, but the stuff in the released kernel is stable.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

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