[maemo-developers] Continuous reboot problem with the N770 hacker edition

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Thu Apr 26 17:47:12 EEST 2007

ext Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> It may happen sooner or later on any Nokia tablet with any IT
> 200x system so far. If you have bad luck even first device crash and
> watchdog reboot can cause infinite reboot loop if the device was in the
> middle of some 'sensitive' write.

That shouldn't happen.  JFFS2 keeps the internal filesystem in
consistent state although the filesystem hadn't be properly
unmounted (unlike the VFAT on MMC cards).  Some individual files
could get only partially written, but all applications should
be doing such writes safely (write to temp file and rename once
writing is finished).

	- Eero

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