Flash memory and the LogFS filesystem


Article from Issue 86/2008

Flash is now an everyday part of the Linux environment. The new LogFS filesystem will help you contend with the problems of flash memory.

Flash memory was once reserved for embedded applications. Over the course of the past few years, however, prices have fallen drastically for flash in the form of USB sticks, as well as the memory cards used in cameras, PDAs, cellphones, solid state drives, and MP3 players. Users increasingly need to access flash memory devices with ordinary Linux systems, and the Linux community is responding with better tools for addressing the challenges of flash.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • Flash Filesystems

    Whirring machines with rotating stacks of disks are out. The elegant tablets and smartphones of today’s digital generation house flash memory that saves space and energy. We explain the characteristics of flash chips and suggest appropriate Linux filesystems.

  • Linux-Kongress: Corbet Presents New Kernel 2.6.27

    In the second keynote of the Linux-Kongress in Hamburg, Germany, cofounder of LWN.net and kernel developer Jonathan Corbet presented details on yesterday's released Kernel 2.6.27, but also described some of the work Linus Torvalds and his group of hackers have been up to.

  • Cover Intro: Kernel Tricks

    Developers are constantly looking for new ways to interact with the versatile Linux kernel. We study some innovative projects leading deep into kernel space.

  • F3: Testing Flash Memory

    USB memory sticks and flash memory cards are part of the equipment of almost every mobile IT user today, but media defects can cause data loss. A small tool by the name of F3 helps.

comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters

Support Our Work

Linux Magazine content is made possible with support from readers like you. Please consider contributing when you’ve found an article to be beneficial.

Learn More