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Crash-safe filesystem for diskless embedded devices

Mar 29, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Axis Communications (in Sweden) has announced the Journaling Flash File System (“JFFS”), aimed at providing a crash/powerdown-safe filesystem for diskless embedded devices. JFFS is released under the GPL. The current version works with the Linux 2.0 kernel and supports industry standard memory mapped NOR Flash memory devices.

Axis has established a web page for JFFS, at www.developer.axis.com/software/jffs. The code is available inside the eLinux tar-file in the download area of Axis' web site. A standalone patch file will be available soon, along with improved documentation and a whitepaper about the design.

There is also a developer mailing list for JFFS. To join the developer mailing list, send an email to [email protected] containing this line in the body of the email:

    subscribe jffs-dev
About Axis Communications

Axis Communications is a leader in the fast-growing industry of network-attached peripherals. The company designs and manufactures network-attached storage devices, Compact Disc (CD)/Digital Video Disk (DVD) access servers, scan servers, Web camera servers and print servers based on its ThinServer technology. These web-enabled products provide users a cost-effective means to access data and applications, with outstanding performance and ease-of-use. Founded in 1984, Axis Communications employs 300 people worldwide. Axis has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden and offices in the United States, Asia and Europe.

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