Tinyfatfs Low footprint Embedded FAT file system
EBS - RTFS (Real Time File Manager)
Copyright, Peter Van Oudenaren
EBS Inc. 1987-2015
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Rtfs tiny is a very low footprint implementation of the FAT file system.
This software was written as an experiment to create the smallest footprint FAT file system with the most attainable functionality.
The code achieves small code size by relying on experience providing commercial FAT file system products over many years.
The current code does not support vfat but that can be added pretty easilly in we estimate 1 to 2 K of code space.
The code is still not totally refined so beware, send us an email if you'd find a bug or you would like to conrtibute a patch.
The ram and rom requirements for rtfsl built under various configurations is provided below.
These are for the ARM Processor using the IAR compiler, similar builds need to be made for AVR.
|read only code bytes||read only data bytes||read/write data bytes||build description|
|7422||52||1340||Full build with journaling optimized for size|
|7098||86||792||Full build minus journaling un-optimized|
|5480||52||792||Full build minus journaling optimized|
|5192||20||780||Full build minus journaling, minus subdirectory support optimized for size|
|3588||20||780||Read only file io, directory traversal and file stat functions.|
|2896||12||532||Functionality to load a file from the root directory into memory, optimized for size.|
Full build includes the follow functionality for fat12, fat16 and fat32.
When Failsafe support is enabled, the follow functionality is included.
- . journaling flush.
- . journaling journal of FAT table changes and directory entry changes.
- . journaling restore.
To build the test applcation for a Linux target: type:. make
To run the symple command shell based example:
type: sudo ./main devicename
for example, to access a USB stick at /dev/sdb1: sudo ./main /dev/sdb1
If that is successful you should see the following help screen:
LMOUNT - re-mount rtfs lite drive
LEXIT - Exit Lite mode refreshes device mount for rtfs
LFLUSH - Flush rtfs lite buffers
RENAME oldname newname
MKDIR dirname 0|1 (1 = fragment)
FILLPAT filename nlongs 0|1 (1=fragment)
APPENDPAT filename nlongs 0|1 (1=fragment)
FSSTART Start Journaling
FSSTOP Stop Journaling
FSSYNC Sync volume, keep journaling
FSFLUSH Flush journal keep journaling
FSRESTORE Retore the volume from the journal
The currently supported features include:
. File io (create,reopen, read,write,seek,delete).
. Subdirectory support (mkdir, rmdir and set working directory).
. Failsafe journaling and restore support.
. All features have been tested both with using Failsafe and not using Failsafe.
. All tests have been performed with FAT12 so far, typically the most difficult case.
Ongoing development efforts include the following:
. Tests still need to be performed on FAT16 and FAT32.
. Testing is on-going with development of more rigorous tests planned for tomorrow.