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    Is this Possible?


    Hi,

    I am a part of a group that is currently doing their thesis, here is our thesis title

    "File execution through and embedded system in a flash disk"

    the objective of the thesis is that, when a user executes a file instead of going through the operating system's kernel, it would go through the flash disk kernel.

    here is our chapter 1

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    I just wanted to know if it is possible, and wanted to get help

    thank you

    -krlo-

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    I know of usb drives that have embedded processors to do what you are looking for, but I don't think the standard flash drive has enough "smarts" to provide such services as you envision. You need to go to the flash manufacturers and designers and get their data sheets to determine what may be possible/feasible. The major flash vendors are SanDisk, Intel, and Samsung. There are others, but I think that between the three of these they cover about 90% of the market.
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    when you mean "smarts", does creating a script would make it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krlo View Post
    when you mean "smarts", does creating a script would make it work?
    Do you mean a script that runs on the flash device itself, or a script that runs on the host OS?
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    a script that runs on the flash device

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    Quote Originally Posted by krlo View Post
    a script that runs on the flash device
    Not likely. As I said, their processing ability is limited (not really an OS) and to find out what you can do with it is something you would have to find out from the manufacturer - each one likely has a different code base and approach. It may not be possible to do anything with it at all, AFAIK. Good luck!
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    ok ok thanks for replying to the thread

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