using multile partitions on one NAND chip
Stephan.Linke at epygi.de
Wed Nov 24 13:28:14 EST 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephan Linke [mailto:Stephan.Linke at epygi.de]
> Sent: Mittwoch, 24. November 2004 19:13
> To: tglx at linutronix.de
> Subject: RE: using multile partitions on one NAND chip
> Hi Thomas,
> already noticed the spinlocks; thanks anyway.
> On erase the chip is locked in nand_get_chip() and stays locked until
> the ERASE2
> command has been send to the chip to wait for the ready status the chip gets
> unlcoked since the nand_wait() also tries to lock the chip.
> Additinaly nand_wait() unlocks the chip befor calling yield().
> If another task tries nand_get_chip() at this verry moment the erase will be
> interrupted by sending an RESET command. Looks like this is by
> intention since the erase of the blockis restarted after the
> nand_wait() returns.
> (I'm not shure if a 3rd task could start an ERASE command - after the
> 2nd task has interrupted the 1st on - before the first nand_wait()
> returns. This could mislead the first task.)
> My real problem is this one:
> Our NAND-chips use to keep the buisy line active "for ever" when the
> RESET command is issued at the wrong point of time. A chip in that
> condition requires a power-on reset to reactivate the chip. Which
> makes it a verry critical condition to us. :)
> At the moment I am fixing this problem by causing our local copy of
> nand_command() (in maps/) to wait for the ready bit of the NAND-chip
> (except for the STATUS commands).
> To be more specific: If the RESET is issued when the ERASE is almost
> finished a deadlock of the chips state is verry likely.
> As far as I know the RESET should not do any harm to the chip by
> definition. But unfortunately it does. :-(
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-mtd-bounces at lists.infradead.org
> > [mailto:linux-mtd-bounces at lists.infradead.org]On Behalf Of Thomas
> > Gleixner
> > Sent: Mittwoch, 24. November 2004 17:29
> > To: Stephan Linke
> > Cc: Linux-Mtd
> > Subject: Re: using multile partitions on one NAND chip
> > On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 15:40 +0100, Stephan Linke wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > Please fix your mail client, to 80 characters per line.
> > Read http://david.woodhou.se/email.html
> > > anyone tried using multiple partitions on a NAND flash?
> > Ever looked into the various drivers in drivers/mtd/nand ?
> > > I can't find the protection mechanism that protects lets
> > > say an erase on one block against a read command on the
> > > other block.
> > nand_get_chip() contains the protection.
> > > efficient protection for this. It looks like nand_chip->chip_lock
> > > should do this job but it only protects
> > chip_lock is only for SMP and the lock/unlock macros contain the
> > preemption control if CONFIG_PREEMPT=y. The lock itself is a NOOP on UP
> > systems
> > tglx
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