DOSFS and Smartmedia

Brett Swimley brett.swimley at
Wed Mar 26 17:51:57 UTC 2003

Hello all,

This may have gone out already, but I think I was having some mail problems.

I'm tasked with interfacing to a Smartmedia FLASH card and need to write a
driver to communicate with the Smartmedia card.

I'm just now beginning to look at the literature and it appears that the
recommeded file format for Smartmedia is the DOS FAT format.

Does anyone have any notion as to whether the DOSFS implementation would be a
starting point for the correct interface to the SmartMedia? If so, then would
the best bet be to have the SmartMedia device driver look like a block device,
or would it be best to emulate some other interface such as IDE or ATA?

Any information or suggestions would be of great help!


Brett Swimley

Brett Swimley
Advanced Electronic Designs
406-585-8892 / 406-585-8892 (fax)
brett.swimley at

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