ext3 journaling on flash disk

Tomas Pospisek's Mailing Lists tpo2 at sourcepole.ch
Thu Dec 20 10:27:17 UTC 2007

On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, wienerschnitzel wrote:

> I'm using a rather old kernel (2.4.27) that has been working quite well in
> an embedded system.
> Currently, I am conducting some unclean shutdown tests with different flash
> disks and I'm running into fs corruption. I'm using the data=journal mode
> for the root and data partitions. I'm mounting with the 'noatime' option.

How does the corruption look like? I.e. what is corrupted?

> Would it make sense to go to the latest 2.4 kernel or should I move on to
> 2.6?
> I have three different flash disks and none of them seem to have write
> caching, however one of them has the 'Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE' support - what
> exactly does that mean?

   Tomas Pospisek
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