[PATCH 1/6] ARM: dts: am335x-phycore-som: Update NAND partition table

Ladislav Michl ladis at linux-mips.org
Fri Jan 6 09:39:44 PST 2017

On Thu, Jan 05, 2017 at 09:56:20AM -0800, Brian Norris wrote:
> The best solution would be to try to migrate away from static device
> tree representations of partition info entirely. UBI volumes are best
> where possible. If not, then some other kind of on-flash data structures
> (along the lines of a GPT) with a corresponding MTD partition parser is
> an OK alternative. Unfortunately, there isn't any good standard format
> for this on MTD, so it's typically all custom -- and so people use the
> easiest approach: device tree. And it's even more difficult with NAND,
> which has reliability problems, especially with static data (e.g., read
> disturb).

Just as a side note, there is some work in this area:

> Anyway, the parser solution is helpful only if one can properly fix the
> "flag day" first. And it requires a little bit more work to be generally
> useful; I posted some work for this over a year ago, but bikeshedding
> brought it down.

Best regards,

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