DOCBoot: "diskonchip" driver depreciated?
dan_brown at ieee.org
Wed Sep 28 10:18:19 EDT 2005
Joseph M Dupre (AVAB Inc.) wrote:
> The DOCboot README refers to the kernel's diskonchip driver.
There are more than one. By referring in the README to the "diskonchip"
driver, I mean specifically the driver that is *called* "diskonchip".
(The parenthesized hint in step one about doing "modprobe diskonchip" is
intended to make this clear).
> I am currently working with an un-patched 184.108.40.206 kernel. It it
> there are drivers for Disk-On-Chip 2000 and various Millennium
> devices. These are all marked depreciated. Menuconfig help suggests
> to use the generic NAND device driver instead on the Disk-On-Chip
I'll have to check the menuconfig wording, but what it should say is to
use the new DOC driver that works *with* the generic NAND device layer,
rather than the old DOC driver(s) that doesn't. If you enable NAND
support, you'll find this new driver.
> Should this generic NAND driver work in conjunction with the DOCboot
> code and a "newer" DOC 2000 device?
> I'm not tied to this kernel by any means, it is just what was current
> when I started. But I _do_ need to get booting from the DOC 2000
> device and have not yet figured out how to do this. I am using the
> DOC MD2202 series DIP on an i486 platform.
Should work fine; let me know if you need any more help.
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