fun with SD cards

Jeff Kinz jkinz at kinz.org
Wed Dec 6 18:30:06 EST 2006


On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 07:48:08AM -1000, Mitch Bradley wrote:
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> I will probably get piled-on for saying this, but in my experience, 
> plain FAT filesystems work well for removable media.  FAT was originally 
> designed for removable media (floppy disks), which is not the case for 
> ext2.  I routinely use a couple of USB keys to transfer stuff between my 
> host system and OLPC boards.  The ext2/3 has needed to be reformatted 
> several times, whereas the FAT one is still using the factory format.

I agree FAT certainly seems to work well with USB/flash devices.  I just
have one small worry, are there any concerns about patent issue for use
of FAT file-systems?


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