[PATCH v2] MTD/GPMI bugfix : reset the BCH module when it is not MX23

Wolfram Sang w.sang at pengutronix.de
Sat Dec 31 10:43:38 EST 2011


On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 10:23:50AM +0800, Huang Shijie wrote:

> > On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 04:27:26PM +0800, Huang Shijie wrote:
> >> In MX28, if we do not reset the BCH module. The BCH module may
> >> becomes unstable when the board reboots for several thousands times.
> > Do you have more details when and why this happens? What happens on MX23 then?
> In one customer's 3G router which uses the MX28:
> [0] NAND boot mode, mount the UBIFS in the NAND partition.
> [1] We used the gpmi_reset_block(r->bch_regs, true) to init the BCH module.
> [2] The board will automatically reboot again after it booted by NAND
> boot mode.
> [3] After reboot more then thousands times(cost nearly one day), the BCH
> mode became UNSTABLE,
> the data read out was not right, so the system could not mount the UBIFS.
> After we use gpmi_reset_block(r->bch_regs, false) to init the BCH
> module, the bug never happens.

Yes, I undestood that. I was curious _why_ this happens, for example, because
of a bug in the rom-code or such. This would then lead to the question if this
can be fixed by some other means. Because currently it looks like this to me:
If you would do the above scenario of booting 10000 times on a MX23, then BCH
could enter the same unstable state (can it?). Since we cannot reset BCH due to
bug 2847, we have a serious problem, because NAND won't work until the next
power-cycle? I am curious if my assumptions are true and we have a serious
problem on the MX23.

> Yes, this is the bug 2847 from the mx23's errata.

OK, thanks.

Kind regards,


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