F2FS – A New Flash File System for Mobile Devices – ELCE 2012

Joo-Young Hwang, principal engineer at Samsung, presents F2FS (Flash-Friendly File System), a new file system designed for storage in mobile devices at the Embedded Linux Conference in Barcelona, Spain, on November 5, 2012. Abstract: Recent mobile devices adopt various flash storages as a primary storage. File system support for those flash storages is a must for flash device performance and …

Out of Order Memory

I’ve been thinking and talking about Linux memory management the last few weeks and, in particular, how it works with embedded systems. Remember, Linux is primarily meant to look like a nearly 40-year-old operating system that was made to run user programs from a terminal. Turns out it is great for some embedded systems (especially with a few enhancements here …

Out of Memory (Topics)

The last few weeks I’ve been talking about Linux memory management. There was one final topic I wanted to talk about and that’s how Android uses the out-of-memory mechanism built into the kernel to manage memory. Android is getting some play in embedded systems, but you have to remember it is primarily meant to run phones and similar devices where …