[RFC] [PATCH] [MTD] Update internal API to support 64-bit device size
dedekind at infradead.org
Fri Nov 14 07:05:06 EST 2008
On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 15:16 +0200, Adrian Hunter wrote:
> MTD internal API presently uses 32-bit values to represent
> device size. This patch updates them to 64-bits but leaves
> the external API unchanged. Extending the external API
> is a separate issue for several reasons. First, no one
> needs it at the moment. Secondly, whether the implementation
> is done with IOCTLs, sysfs or both is still debated. Thirdly
> external API changes require the internal API to be accepted
> Note that although the MTD API will be able to support 64-bit
> device sizes, existing drivers do not and are not required
> to do so, although NAND base has been updated.
> In general, changing from 32-bit to 64-bit values cause little
> or no changes to the majority of the code with the following
> - printk message formats
> - division and modulus of 64-bit values
> - NAND base support
> - 32-bit local variables used by mtdpart and mtdconcat
> - naughtily assuming one structure maps to another
> in MEMERASE ioctl
> Signed-off-by: Adrian Hunter <ext-adrian.hunter at nokia.com>
Except of the minor issues (well, this is _RFC_), I support this patch.
I think it is a very good step towards 64-bit MTD support.
David, could you please look at this rather earlier than later, so we
would have time to fix and test this, because the patch touches
(slightly though) a lot of files.
I've included this and other nandsim patches to ubifs-2.6.git so that we
would test the patch more.
Adrian ran UBIFS on 8GiB nandsim device (backed to a file) and it works
Artem Bityutskiy (Битюцкий Артём)
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