Fundamental Qi question

arne anka openmoko at
Sat Jun 6 21:42:54 CEST 2009

>> now i see, that indeed qi with flash has at least ... limited usability,
>> because obviously due to jffs2 support (however that is possible, since
>> jffs2 is the first fs of the freerunner) that file appending boot  
>> options
>> can not be read.
>    Qi can read the kernel from NAND simply because the kernel partition  
> does
> not use a file system. We just just dump the kernel image there.

 from werner's explanation i understand why it is designed so, sd being the  
preferred storage.
yet, i think it's a flaw not to support jffs2 -- but that's just my  
using the u-boot env as surrogate /boot/append*, as springs to mind and  
was suggested, sounds like a good idea -- but the beauty of the  
/boot//append* file is of course its easy access and modification.

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