Bootloader question

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue Jun 2 09:25:44 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 9:46 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at> wrote:
> I think its actually there because ubifs wasn't around when OLPC
> needed to make a decision on filesystems. UBIFS hasn't been around
> that long.

Exactly. We're very keen on hearing of people experimenting with it,
reporting on performance and stability.

It will be interesting to hear whether it's ready for production use.
JFFS2, for all its faults, has been fairly resilient against
powerloss-related corruption.

>> This brings a question - is it possible to replace OFW with something
>> that could use UBIFS? Say coreboot , or even a bios with grub,
>> anything will do!

That'd probably be a huge endeavour. Getting a BIOS to work on a
particular piece of hardware is significant work...

> No idea, but you can use a small /boot partition with jffs2 (or ext2)
> which is enough to boot the kernel and then have a ubifs root file
> system.

+1 on Peter's recommendation :-)

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