MTD newbie wants programming a 28F800 with a 2.2.18 kernel

Gettert, Wolfram Wolfram.Gettert at
Wed Nov 6 07:56:46 EST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jörn Engel [mailto:joern at]
> Sent: Mittwoch, 6. November 2002 10:27
> To: Gettert, Wolfram
> Cc: 'linux-mtd at'
> Subject: Re: MTD newbie wants programming a 28F800 with a 
> 2.2.18 kernel
> On Wed, 6 November 2002 09:25:25 +0100, Gettert, Wolfram wrote:
> > I am completely new to MTD. My job is to program a 28F800 
> boot block flash
> > running a 2.2.18 kernel.
> > I am using  this patch mtd-patch-2.2.18-20001218-2230GMT. 
> Since there is no
> > support for the 28F800 because it has CUI not CFI  I need 
> to write the
> > driver for the CUI. I found the lart-driver (lart.c) in the 
> 2.5.x sources
> > which can manage a 28F160 (which is compatible to 28F800).
> > 
> > Do you know of any implementation of the lart-driver on a 
> 2.2.x kernel?
> > Since the mtd_info structure has changed extensively from 
> the 2.2.18-patch
> > to 2.5.x there is a lot of work to-do.
> As always, bugging the company to finally upgrade to a recent kernel
> is a good thing, although unrealistic. :-)
> Most of the mtd code in cvs should be running on any kernel from 2.2.0
> up to 2.5.current. David has done an excellent job there. So you
> should take a peek into cvs, whenever you have a problem.
> Apart from that, try to cut down on the number of #ifdefs, consider
> sending a patch to David and good luck!
> Jörn
> -- 
> Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
> -- Albert Einstein

Do you try to tell me not to use the patch but getting the most recent MTD
code from 2.5.x and get it running under 2.2.18?
Perhaps it's just the easiest way? Of course I get the best MTD code.


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