flash read performance
andre.puschmann at imms.de
Wed Oct 29 11:52:48 EDT 2008
Josh Boyer schrieb:
>> In my opinion the read
>> performance is very poor, only around 1.2 to 1.4 MB/s depending on the
>> blocksize. I think it should be possible to get much higher transfer rates.
> Why do you think that?
I guess there is something wrong with the timing parameters and/or the
way the CPU core speaks to the flash controller, which results in long
But at least for my understanding, these transfer rates have nothign to
do with _high speed NOR flashes_ :-)
> Why do you think that? The chip drivers don't do DMA, so all I/O goes
> through the CPU.
Yes, DMA is not used. However, the CPU should be strong enough to do
this transfer faster. On the other hand, my understanding is, DMA brings
no speed improvements in all cases. It boosts memory transfers without
adding an extra overhead to the CPU. But in this case, copy data is the
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