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Re: newbie to JFFS2



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>>>>> "Artem" == Artem B Bityuckiy <dedekind@xxxxxxx.org> writes:
    Artem> There is a model sometimes called "VFS model" where data is
    Artem> represented by means of inode objects while names are
    Artem> represented by directory entries. Inodes contain all the
    Artem> file's (direcory's) data and metadata (permissions, etc). One
    Artem> inode may be referred by several directory entries and this
    Artem> allows us to have hardlinks. And this is common model, not
    Artem> JFFS2-specific.

    Artem> Do you want to join them? Then you'll end up with FAT which
    Artem> is avoid of hardlinks.

  FAT has all sorts of other stupids other than that, but I agree. leave
the stuff along.

  If you want to create a directory that contains itself, that's
easy. Just force a hard link. "." is already such a directory, but
perhaps you would be happy with a symbolic link.

  Creating a file that contains itself is meaningless.

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