[PATCH v5 2/3] mtd: brcmnand: Force 8bit mode before doing nand_scan_ident()

Anup Patel anup.patel at broadcom.com
Mon Nov 2 09:06:08 PST 2015

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> Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 2/3] mtd: brcmnand: Force 8bit mode before doing
> nand_scan_ident()
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 12:29:20PM +0530, Anup Patel wrote:
> > Just like other NAND controllers,
> ^^ That part isn't strictly true. While READ ID data only comes out on the lower 8
> bits, that doesn't *actually* mean you can't get valid data from a 16-bit bus in
> general; you just have to drop the upper 8 bits. That's what these two commits
> did for read ID and parameter page read commands:
> commit 3dad2344e92c6e1aeae42df1c4824f307c51bcc7
> Author: Brian Norris <computersforpeace at gmail.com>
> Date:   Wed Jan 29 14:08:12 2014 -0800
>     mtd: nand: force NAND_CMD_READID onto 8-bit bus
> commit bd9c6e99b58255b9de1982711ac9487c9a2f18be
> Author: Brian Norris <computersforpeace at gmail.com>
> Date:   Fri Nov 29 22:04:28 2013 -0800
>     mtd: nand: don't use read_buf for 8-bit ONFI transfers
> > the NAND READID command only works
> > in 8bit mode for all versions of BRCMNAND controller.
> But I presume *this* statement is actually true. This NAND controller doesn't
> exactly give us a fully-flexible READID / read_byte / read_word command, as it
> works at a higher level than that (although LOW_LEVEL_OP gives us this
> flexibility now). I could imagine (though I never tested 16-bit NAND) that 16-bit
> READID is broken.
> BTW, did you ask the HW designer about this? It'd be nice to be 100% sure.

Yes, we had a discussed with HW designers and they confirmed
that READID command will only work in 8bit mode.


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