default readv/writev functions

Jörn Engel joern at
Tue Jan 14 19:19:30 EST 2003

On Tue, 14 January 2003 23:18:33 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> joern at said:
> >  IMHO this is the wrong place. This should go into drivers/mtd/chips/
> > cfi_cmdset*.c.
> I disagree. All chips -- or at least all NOR chips -- are going to want to
> use the same implmementation it because there's almost no point in actually
> having their own.

How about the STMicro flashes with built-in ecc checks? Write less
than 8 bytes per vector element and you're dead.
Other than that, you are right. A central version is better for almost
all chips.

> Maybe having it in chips/chipreg.c makes almost as much sense, but there 
> are standalone devices like the LART driver which would want it.

Makes sense.


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