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Querys regarding Flash File system

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by ssubbarayan, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. ssubbarayan

    ssubbarayan Guest

    Dear all,
    I am new to flash file system.Can some one point me to some
    basics regarding flash file system?I am not aware whats flash file
    system and the need for it?Also it will be helpful if someone could
    let me know about design aspects of flash file system.

    Our customer has given requirement to have one on the flash.
    I googled web,but did not find anything relevant to the basics of
    understanding Flash file system.

    Any links or tips would be helpful.

    ssubbarayan, Sep 19, 2008
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  2. Maybe this could help

    Juergen Beisert, Sep 19, 2008
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  3. ssubbarayan

    FreeRTOS.org Guest

    Maybe the customer did not ask the right people then?



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  4. ssubbarayan

    LittleAlex Guest

    My google search returned 3,400,000 hits for flash file system. (in
    0.23 seconds)

    The basics was the very first hit, and it is very relevant...

    I have to agree with 'FreeRTOS.org' when he says "the customer did not
    ask the right people then".
    LittleAlex, Sep 19, 2008
  5. ssubbarayan

    ssubbarayan Guest

    While I agree that we are new to this,fact to be accepted not everyone
    will know everything the first time they encounter.Are you people sure
    you have not encountered such new requirements you are not aware of?
    Please avoid passing derogatory remarks.It kills the spirit of this

    ssubbarayan, Sep 20, 2008
  6. ssubbarayan

    JE Guest

    4 or 5 years ago when I was asked to do this on a 8051 I think San
    disk had a spec up of what type of circuit there flash card expected
    to see when as it was being plugged in. The software interface was
    fairly straight forward as it was a EDIE protocol (lots of references
    for this on the web) or I think you could use their proprietary
    protocol if you wanted as well. If you already have the hardware
    developed and are looking exclusively for the actual file management
    software there are many you can purchase with support and like several
    people have pointed out here there are many open source versions as
    JE, Sep 20, 2008
  7. ssubbarayan

    cs_posting Guest

    I think that depends on how big a component of the overall task the
    flash file system is.

    If it's an order for fairly generic embedded controllers, I'd agree
    this is alarming.

    If it's an order for "machinery" requiring a lot of institutional
    expertise to get right,
    in which the addition of something with embedded flash is a relatively
    new requirement,
    it may still make sense to chose the vendor with longstanding
    knowledge of the real problem,
    and be patient while they get up to speed on this here newfangled
    software stuff.
    cs_posting, Sep 22, 2008
  8. ssubbarayan

    LittleAlex Guest

    I don't think it has anything to do with either.

    When the OP says "I googled web,but did not find anything relevant",
    and I find exactly what he's looking for by pressing Google's "I feel
    lucky" button, I question the OP's capabilities.
    LittleAlex, Sep 22, 2008
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