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Old 12-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Are there any tools to test MTD/JFFS2 for Linux 2.4 kernels

I have some issues with a platform I support and I suspect memory problems. I wanted to check the Flash parts using some MTD JFFS2 test tools, I found a link to a bunch on:

However they note that support really isn't there for 2.4 and as stated on that site:

The MTD community is neither able nor interested to provide support for ancient kernels. Either move yourself and update to a recent kernel.
As upgrading isn't an option for me, I'm trying to find out if there are any other tools that could be used to test Flash memory in Linux on older kernels.
Old 12-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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Here's a few websites that might help.
I read that you would use H2testw to test this kind of flash memory-

Linux H2testw Alternative Program Called F3

And here at the Linux Foundation are a few articles that may help.

Not sure why but it certainly seems like it is getting harder to find information on the web in general-
Best of luck to you; HTH
Old 12-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #3
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I found an article about Samsung and flash memory not sure if it helps you but it's intresting-

"Samsung has created a new Linux file system called F2FS. Jaegeuk Kim of Samsung writes on the Linux Kernel Mailing List: F2FS is a new file system carefully designed for the NAND flash memory-based storage devices. We chose a log structure file system approach, but we tried to adapt it to the new form of storage. Also we remedy some known issues of the very old log structured file system, such as snowball effect of wandering tree and high cleaning overhead."
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