[U-Boot] [RFC] FAT errors

Tom Rini trini at konsulko.com
Thu Sep 5 12:06:40 UTC 2019

On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 08:43:43AM +0200, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> Currently we do no have a maintainer for the FAT file system. Takahiro
> has done a great job fixing some of the most prominent deficiencies. But
> still the driver is not in good shape:
> I once again ran upon errors in FAT when executing the UEFI SCT.
> Here is some of the output of
> dosfsck -w -r -l -a -v -t
> The full output has hundreds of errors recorded.
> Orphaned long file name part "Sct.log"
>   Auto-deleting.
> Orphaned long file name part "Sct.log"
>   Auto-deleting.
> /Log/RuntimeServicesTest/VariableServicesTest0/QueryVariableInfo_Conf_0_0_61758774-91A3-47DD-BDBD-B81094A5F62D.log
>   Duplicate directory entry.
>   First    Size 4712 bytes, date 01:00:00 Dec 31 1979
>   Second   Size 5086 bytes, date 01:00:00 Dec 31 1979
>   Auto-renaming second.
>   Renamed to FSCK0000.008
> BareBox is using a (somewhat outdated) copy of this library with a
> little bit of wrapper code:
> FatFs - Generic FAT Filesystem Module
> http://elm-chan.org/fsw/ff/00index_e.html
> http://elm-chan.org/fsw/ff/arc/ff13c.zip
> The same library is also used for Arduinos:
> https://github.com/stm32duino/FatFs
> Shouldn't we try just the same?

I think that or similar has been suggested before.  Are you volunteering
to maintain the wrapper and keep it in-sync?  Thanks!

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