Devel Digest, Vol 45, Issue 37

Reuben K. Caron reuben at
Tue Nov 17 16:11:30 EST 2009


By modifying the jffs2 images directly won't we lose the customized  
tarball and contents file that the XS uses to provide OS updates to XOs?

DSD has a good how to here that illustrates what I mean:


On Nov 17, 2009, at 3:54 PM, devel-request at wrote:

> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 18:22:00 +0000
> From: Daniel Drake <dsd at>
> Subject: Re: Mounting jffs2 images on F11 / kernel 2.6.31?
> To: Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at>
> Cc: OLPC Devel <devel at>
> Message-ID: <1258482120.2738.12.camel at localhost.localdomain>
> Content-Type: text/plain
> On Tue, 2009-11-17 at 19:11 +0100, Martin Langhoff wrote:
>> Has this been seen before?
>> Background: Turns out that using block2mtd, a loop device and some
>> elbow grease, it is reasonably easy to mount jffs2 images on a normal
>> linux host. (This is helping me simplify image-builder...)
> I saw this before while working with block2mtd on another project and
> was basically told not to use it.
> Daniel

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