Embedded Linux

Stefan Reinauer stepan at openbios.org
Tue Feb 22 09:10:01 CET 2005

* Gin <ginlin at nexcom.com.tw> [050222 12:47]:
> >If it's just about reading a file from usb and writing it to flash, you
> >might want to have a look at filo. It should be easy to integrate the
> >functionality of flash_rom into it, so you don't need a full blown
> linux
> >system in flash. 
> That will be a good idea if FILO can launch the flash_rom program but I
> thought FILO is excepting a bootable image. 
> So I guess the effort will be in "How to make FILO run an executable?"
> Don't' know if I miss anything.

The idea is rather to add the code of flash_rom into filo and have
filo's filesystem layer only load the flash image from usb. This should
be doable in a whole of 30k I would bet. Since both filo and flash_rom
are rather small and clean, integration should not be too much of an
effort. Otherwise you would have to add minimal console and libc 
functionality to flash_rom which filo already has.


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