DiskOnChip 2000 TSOP bad blocks table
dwmw2 at infradead.org
Wed Dec 3 05:21:45 EST 2003
On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 14:33 -0600, Al Cousson wrote:
> But, the M-Systems utilities are again reporting "Unreadable bad
> blocks table".
> 1. Is it possible that the INFTL driver is corrupting the bad blocks
The INFTL driver completely ignores the bad block table. Running
eraseall wipes the bad block table.
This is a bad thing. I have disabled the support for these devices
until the Bad Block Table is properly handled.
> 2. Does doc_loadbios need to be updated to work on the DiskOnChip
> 2000 TSOP?
No, the driver needs to be updated to understand and enforce the BBT.
> 3. Or, did I just get 2 bad DiskOnChips?
No, we broke them by erasing them.
The Bad Block Table is fairly simple. It won't be that hard to implement
proper support for it.
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