ext2 and other filesystem options which aren't used in the default
gumstix as shipped are diasabled in the kernel to keep its size down
(since we only have 4MB of flash to store the complete rootfs in!). If
you get the buildroot from SVN, you can fairly easily turn on any other
filesystems you might want, rebuild the kernel, and install it onto the
gumstix. I've used ext2 on MMC cards on the 'stix without problems, as
well as some of the more esoteric filesystems, like read-only
compressed ones and such. Depending on what you're doing, you might
need to modify uclibc and/or busybox build options as well to enable
various oddball mount options to actually be passed through to the
kernel, but likely the default configuration will work for those unless
you're doing something really funky.
Another option, which I believe is enabled in the current kernel, is
NFS for your filesystem -- but of course whether you go that road will
probably depend on your performance needs.
On Aug 10, 2004, at 1:47 PM, David Farrell wrote:
> How can you mount a filesystem that is not supported in the kernel
> as built?
> Sven Roederer <Mailinglists.sven@...> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 5. August 2004 03:48 schrieb David Farrell:
> > It appears that only vfat is allowed on the gumstix for a mmc card.
> I also tried to use ext2/3 on an mmc without real success. I could
> mount the
> freshly created stick but during writes I got a lot of
> kernel-messages about
> defect block on the stick.
> So my soultion is to setup an file which I use as ext2-partition,
> created a
> filesytem in it, mount it with "-o loop" and use it like a real
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