Does MTD include support for STM M58LW064?

George G. Davis davis_g at
Mon May 14 11:45:46 EDT 2001

David Woodhouse wrote:
> davis_g at said:
> >  But I'll ask the question anyway in case I missed it: does MTD
> > include support for the ST Microelectronics M58LW064 flash device?
> > This device supports CFI commands. But I don't see any support for it
> > in the current MTD CVS sources.
> There's no such thing as 'CFI commands'. The only thing that's _common_
> about the Common Flash Interface is the way you probe the chip to find out
> what commands it supports.

Thanks for the education. The part data sheet states "The device supports the
CFI command set definition". My apologies for the syntactical error - I'm not
an expert on the subject matter!  : )

> Looking at the datasheet for that chip, it seem to support command set
> number 0x20, which we don't currently have code to recognise. But at first
> glance, the command set described seems identical to the Intel chips.
> Compare the commands listed in the datasheet with the ones in the Intel
> datasheets, and if the latter really is a subset of the (parts we actually
> use of the) former, then try hacking the CFI probe to treat cmdset 0x20 as
> if it was cmdset 1, and see what happens. It'll probably work.

Thanks. That's the impression I had - this device implements only a subset
of the Intel/Sharp command set. At the moment I'm only investigating support
for alternate sourcing of components. If we proceed with evaulating this
device, I'll follow your recommendation and let you know how it goes.

> --
> dwmw2

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