I'm interested in adding a file system (for flash) to my application using mqx on a k64 platform. What libraries to include, how to configure etc. I'm using Kenetis Design Studio with processor expert, and am new to embedded file systems.
In general the internal flash is not meant for a file system like you would have on a PC or mounted to a USB MSD Stick or SD card.
The internal flash or NOR based and has restrictions on how you erase and program. But you can implement a Trivial File System (TFS) that our MQX4.2 RTOS and KSDK_1.3 and KSDK_v2.0 have inherent to them.
But if you want a DOS like mkdir/rmdir/dir/copy/move/etc...like commands then you want USB stick or SD Card interface of which K64 supports both.
In MQX4.2 the following have TFS example:
Please let me know if you have further questions.
Thanks David, We actually have an external memory that I want to install the FS on. It's actually MRAM which is persistent like flash. I also want to eventually involve a usb flash drive and/or an sd card, but I first want to install the file system on our external memory.
C:\Freescale\Freescale_MQX_4_2\mfs\examples\ramdisk can be setup to mount MFS on MRAM (external memory).
This is cool and convenient but not necessarily the most efficient method as FAT file system has to hog up space for the FAT table.
Rule of Thumb is MFS ok for large memory devices (USB Stick and SD Cards) but not great for smaller memories.
But if it does what you want then that is all that matters.
If MFS doesn't meet your needs, check out Datalight's reliable IoT filesystem, Reliance Edge: https://www.datalight.com/reliance-edge. It is pre-ported to MQX and is highly configurable, which might make it preferable in tight or odd disk situations. And it doesn't ever corrupt on power failure, unlike FAT.
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