Bug#573236: RFP: logfsprogs -- LogFS file system utilities
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Package name: logfsprogs
Upstream Author: Joern Engel <email@example.com>
Description: LogFS file system utilities
LogFS is a scalable flash filesystem. It is aimed to replace JFFS2 for
most uses, but focuses more on large devices. JFFS2 works well enough on
small devices, it just gets slow (for example mounting can take minutes)
and uses up too much memory on larger ones.
This package contains utilities needed to create (mklogfs) and check
consistency (logfsck) of LogFS file system.
NOTE: You will also need at least version 2.6.34 of the Linux kernel
with proper modules to use this file system.
WARNING: LogFS in its current state it is still very experimental and
should not be used for other than testing purposes.
As of merging of logfs into mainline kernel after more than 2 years of
development, it would be nice to have packaged mkfs.logfs (mklogfs) etc.
ABI, interfaces, and format is still not stablized, but having
this tools will simplify testing for most of users.
I added mtd-utils and btrfs-tools and nilfs2-tools maintainers as CC,
maybe they are interested in packaging this very simple program.
Probably most boring work will be writing man page.
Also compression support need to be documented (chattr +c, chattr -c,