mtd: looking for serial flash storage
Hamish Guthrie (Mail Lists)
hamishl at dplanet.ch
Tue Oct 9 02:02:12 EDT 2001
You need 13 address lines for a DoC (A0..A12).
There are drivers in Linux 2.4.x for Disk-on-Key (The M-Systems USB devices)
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> [mailto:linux-mtd-admin at lists.infradead.org]On Behalf Of David Woodhouse
> Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 11:38 AM
> To: brendan.simon at bigpond.com
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> Subject: Re: mtd: looking for serial flash storage
> brendan.simon at bigpond.com said:
> > I can not easily use a DiskOnChip as there are only 12 address lines
> > from the CPU board connector available to me. I am investigating
> > serial flash devices. Are there any that MTD or Linux supports ???
> You don't need 12 address lines for a DiskOnChip, do you?
> > I know about the Atmel data flash devices. Are they supported by
> > Linux or MTD ???
> I'm not sure what devices you're referring to - do you have a reference?
> > I am interested in investigating the chipsets that the key ring type
> > USB hard drives use. Does anyone know what chipsets these are ?
> > Does MTD or Linux support them ???
> The flash in those devices is generally just standard NAND flash,
> which is
> supported by Linux. I have no idea about the microcontrollers which are
> used to do the translation layer and emulate a hard drive.
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