Android open sourced

William Kenworthy billk at
Wed Nov 5 11:43:35 CET 2008

On Wed, 2008-11-05 at 10:35 +0000, Alastair Johnson wrote:
> Pander wrote:
> > On Wed, November 5, 2008 08:17, Neng-Yu Tu (Tony Tu) wrote:
> > 
> > Advice in OM community is to use ext2 on SD cards. Can Android cope with
> > this? Also, can it cope with only one partition?
> The /init.rc in the android image calls:
> 	mount ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /data nosuid nodev
> So you will need ext3 on that partition, or you will need to edit that 
> line in init.rc.
> The advice to use ext2 is based on deep seated but outdated fears about 
> the limited write life of flash devices. I say this having used ext3 for 
> rootfs on CF cards for several years with no ill effects.
and in my experience, ext2 is even more fragile than vfat (had both on
the same card) and collects errors.  Just moved them to ext3 an hour ago
to see if that improves matters (sandisk 8G)


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