Definition

flash file system

A flash file system is the way in which an entity of data (file) is named and where it is placed logically for storage and retrieval on a NAND-based solid state storage device. 

A flash file system cannot be accessed by the end user. It is built into the firmware and is used by the flash controller to manage program/erase (P/E) cycles on the flash media. Flash file systems, such as a NAND flash file system, are generally proprietary and specific to individual flash controllers.

exFAT - Extended File Allocation Table  (exFAT) –  http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/en/us/IntellectualProperty/IPLicensing/Programs/exFATFileSystem.aspx

Unsorted Block Image File System (UBIFS)  – http://www.linux-mtd.infradead.org/doc/ubifs.html

Yet Another Flash File System (YAFFS) -- http://www.yaffs.net/

This was last updated in January 2012

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