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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] ubi: Allow to use read-only UBI volume with not enough PEBs
On Sunday 06 August 2017 11:43:25 Richard Weinberger wrote:
> Pali,
> Am 25.07.2017 um 16:27 schrieb Pali Rohár:
> >> I fear this is not correct, it will disable a legit self-check of
> >> UBI volumes. If the read-only volume is corrupted/truncated and
> >> you miss PEBs, this check will no longer
> >> trigger.
> >>
> >> Especially when dealing with nanddumps, truncation is a common
> >> problem.
> >
> > Any idea how to fix it? Or how to handle read-only images which are
> > marked for auto-resize?
> I'd vote for rejecting images that have auto-resize set when the MTD
> is read-only. In fact, using UBI on top of a read-only MTD is very
> uncommon and not recommended (for NAND). The auto-resize flag should
> be also only set when you just have created it using mkfs.ubifs. Why
> would you inspect such an image with the kernel UBIFS unless you're
> hunting down a bug in mkfs.ubifs?
> Thanks,
> //richard

E.g. because when I get UBIFS image and I want to unpack it.

IMO UBIFS image which have auto-resize set is also valid UBIFS image and
kernel should be able to read it too, even in R/O mode.

Pali Rohár
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