Filesystem on flash via mtdblock corrupted after umount
Not sure if this is the right section, for this but here goes:
I have an atheros ap123 reference board with 4MB flash chip. The partitions are like this:
128(uboot), 1024(kernel), 2816(rootfs), 64k(config), 64k(art)
The root filesystem is exatcly 2816k so shrinking it is out of the question. The erase size is 64k so I can't create a JFFS2 filesystem on the config partition and I can't overwrite the art partition because that contains atheros radio calibration data (the wireless isn't working without it).
I tried creating a minix filesystem on the config partition and mount it read-write via the mtdblock driver. After writing some configuration data on the new minix filesystem, I reboot the board and remount the minix filesystem. The mount succeds, but all data on the filesystem is scrambled and somehow one of the files is a directory. I fsck.minix -f'ed the mtdblock device and I got about a million warnings that the Inode count is too high. I read somewhere (@random googling) that minix can be used on a flash chip via the mtdblock driver. Any hints how to avoid filesystem corruption or an alternative filesystem that'll work with kernel 2.6.31 (there's proprietary kernel modules without source so I can't change it). Thanks!