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Re: [microblaze-uclinux] Intended use of "/dev/flash/..." files?
David Banas wrote:
> Can anyone tell me the intended use of the "/dev/flash/." files? Are they
> alternatives to "/dev/mtdblock(n)"?
They are just symbolic names given to MTD partitions - more useable than
mtdblock0...N. Also, some tools look for specific partition names, such
as the flatfsd daemon looking for /dev/flash/config
This mapping is created in the vendors/XXX/YYY/Makefile
> Also, does anyone have a good reference for someone trying to understand the
> purpose/meaning/functionality of the various kernel configuration options
> presented to you when you run a "make menuconfig"?
Many of the mainline kernel options have help text associated with them,
accessible within the menuconfig tool. For others if you grep over the
config.in files where they are defined, and thus get the CONFIG_XXXXYYYY
name, after which google is likely to be helpful.
e.g. trying to find options to do with VGA, you could try something like
<uClinux-2.4.x> $ find . -name '[cC]onfig.in' | xargs grep -i vga
Hope this helps,
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