Datalight Flash File System Supports Linux Kernel Version 2.6.34

Datalight has just released new versions of its products for Linux which support the latest kernel version (2.6.34) and also support the Linux block-device discard interface.

Bothell, WA, June 10, 2010 --( Today Datalight announced support for Linux kernel versions up to 2.6.34, the most recently released Linux versions available, as well as support for the standard Linux block-device discard interface. FlashFX Tera, the file-system independent flash memory manager and Reliance Nitro, the highly-reliable, high-performance file system offer much faster mount times than UBIFS, YAFFS, or JFFS2. In addition, the Datalight products boost write speed over the standard file systems and provide out-of-the-box support for over 300 different flash memory parts from all the leading suppliers. Linux is finding its way into more devices such as smart phones, automotive infotainment, and industrial equipment which require both responsiveness and 100% data reliability.

“We’ve been using a discard interface for many years, allowing our products to optimize performance when used together,” said Ken Whitaker, Datalight Director of Engineering. “Our support for the standard Linux discard interface extends this optimization to other Linux file systems, allowing them to take full advantage of the improved performance.”

FlashFX Tera supports the full range of flash technologies including NAND, NOR, and MLC NAND flash in a single driver. Its patented wear-leveling and bad block management extend the useful life of devices using flash. While FlashFX Tera can be used with virtually any file system, pairing it with Reliance Nitro provides an optimized data storage software stack to simplify system development. Reliance-Nitro is designed to work with a wide range of media types, including flash memory, hard disks, eMMC, CF cards and other flash cards.

FlashFX Tera 1.2 and Reliance Nitro 1.2 are available immediately from Datalight and the Datalight worldwide network of channel partners. Please visit us at to find a reseller near you.

The Reliance family of file systems and FlashFX family of flash media managers comprise the Datalight flash file system solution. Reliance was designed from the ground up for high reliability applications. Dynamic Transaction Point™ technology gives developers full control over performance and data protection characteristics, protecting users from file system corruption, even after unexpected system interruption. Embedded applications can benefit from faster boot times that remain consistent for the life of the product, regardless of disk size. FlashFX™ Tera features pre-written support for over 300 flash parts, works with virtually any NAND controller, and features wear leveling, bad block management, and background compaction for unrivaled performance.

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Datalight, Inc. headquartered just north of Seattle, Wash., develops technologies to enable risk-free mobile data. Datalight file system and device driver software ensures reliability, performance and flexibility, and is used worldwide on many of today’s most well-known devices. For more information, visit, call 800.221.6630 or visit blog at

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Rob Hart