2 SD card slots and rootfs on internal SD card - maybe VFAT + fs images?

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at openmoko.org
Fri Apr 18 05:56:20 CEST 2008

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 07:52:08 -0300 Werner Almesberger <werner at openmoko.org>

you need a good nailed-up network for either network-block or network fs. one
way or another once u have a network you may as well offer network access via
nfs/smb etc. i don't see any point of block-level access over the network.
networkmanager (or whatever else does the same job) is *ONLY* going to solve
the issue of having a working network as often as possible.

> Andy Green wrote:
> > Yes I understood it, but then I said to myself we do all that work on a
> > new project, and in the end we only supported block access which is not
> > very useful over the network (NBD clients are thin on the ground).
> It's more a simplistic solution with fewer moving parts. Just
> observe what people do to exchange files if they meet carrying just
> their laptops.
> They usually don't go through the process of setting up WLAN, BT, or
> something over USB, simply because it's too complex. Instead, they
> copy the files to a USB stick, much like they've done with floppies
> when they were toddlers ;-)
> What's different in our case is that a) we already have the "right"
> USB connector, and b) we can make our side as friendly for the user
> and the peer as possible. However, it may still be a relative pain
> for the peer to get in touch.
> I suppose it would be useful if, at some point in time, someone
> could describe the step-by-step processes for copying a file over
> such an ad-hoc local networks for the most common operating systems.
> If it's easy or at least reasonable, great. If not, we should think
> what to do about it. After all, this is projected well beyond the
> geek market.
> > Access over a network link of some kind is more complete solution:
> Certainly, yes. Good support for that should be the highest
> priority.
> - Werner

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at openmoko.org>

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