Q: Probing for devices > buswidth???
kenneth.johansson at inn.ericsson.se
Tue Oct 9 09:19:08 EDT 2001
"Eric W. Biederman" wrote:
> David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at infradead.org> writes:
> > ebiederman at lnxi.com said:
> > > Trying to understand some anomolous results I discovered that
> > > gen_probe_newchip is looking for: 16 bit devices on an 8 bit bus. byte
> > > interleaved 16 bit devices on a 16 bit bus. And some really bizare
> > > things for a 32 bit bus.
> > > Is there any good reason for doing it that way?
> > What it's probing for is a 16-bit device in 8-bit mode. This is _different_
> > to an 8-bit device :)
> Just so I understand. There are chips with a 16-bit interface that
> you can put in a crippled mode such that they pretend use only an 8
> bit bus. But the id logic is the same as when the are on a 16-bit
Yes. I have a pcmcia linear flash device that is using Intel strataflash
28F640xxx. The chips is 16 bit but used as 8bit. To make things interesting
they also interleave the chip so odd bytes goes to one chip and even to the
This makes the effective block size 256KB and with JFFS2 I need 5 blocks free
minimum so I wast 1.2 MB regardless of total flash bank size :(
I get this rather confusing message from the probe.
Physically mapped flash: Found 2 x16 devices at 0x0 in 16-bit mode
What I have is: 2x16 bit chips on a 16 bit bus in 8 bit mode and interleaved.
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