Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Block Devices, PartitionManager, Loadable FSs/BlockDeviceDrivers

Block device manager got a few fixes and improvements, including ability to notify many clients about addition/removal of devices.

Parititon manager was separated out from VFS code and is now a separate component. This makes it easier to use.

Block device drivers and filesystems can now be implemented as loadable kernel modules, which can make future support of other FSs and devices easier.

2 comments:

Daremo said...

Great. That means we could detect removable media on the fly, lets say, without having to turn the device off for reading a SD card?

I love the concept of a FS as a module...so we could, theorically, upgrade a CF on a LifeDrive ad infintum...

Coffee-Turtle said...

woot!!