Re: [ANNOUNCE] util-linux-ng v2.17 (stable)

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Jan 12 2010 - 11:21:15 EST

On 01/12/2010 01:37 AM, JÃrn Engel wrote:
On Tue, 12 January 2010 00:19:24 -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

I believe for Smartmedia the FTL is done host side, but that there is a
standard-specified FTL (called CIS, Card Information System.)

A CIS block/page is part of the FTL design. Not sure whether it also
lends its name to it. I'll just take your word for it.

Whether the FTL is done host side depends on the card reader and your
definition of host side. Most old card readers implemented it in the
driver, but some newer ones prefer to export a usb mass storage
interface, thereby not requiring any driver CD.

"Host side" in this case means "not on the card". The electrical interface to Smartmedia is, indeed, raw NAND.

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