From: David Wagner
It creates one device for each UBI volume and dynamically add/remove one
UBI volume is created or deleted : it registers to UBI notifications. The
devices are names "ubiblkX_Y" where X is the UBI device number and Y is the
I'm submitting it for review, comments (on the concept as well as on the
implementation) and advice. It is my first kernel module - a lot of code
taken from mtd_blkdevs and some from gluebi.
It is only known to work well with SquashFS. Tests reported that with
filesystems (ext2/3 and vfat), some bytes in some files (I couldn't find
pattern), when read through ubiblk, don't match the original content (the
content of a file becomes random on several "lines" and goes back to
The reason for that is still unknown.
Some other known issues are listed in the commit message.
drivers/mtd/ubi/Kconfig | 9 +
drivers/mtd/ubi/Makefile | 1 +
drivers/mtd/ubi/ubiblk.c | 462
3 files changed, 472 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 drivers/mtd/ubi/ubiblk.c
David Wagner, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.