[PATCH] UBI: Decrease I/O count in ubi_scan
dedekind1 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 10:15:01 EDT 2009
On 07/21/2009 04:42 PM, Corentin Chary wrote:
> [ 12.544598] NAND device: Manufacturer ID: 0xec, Chip ID: 0x36
> (Samsung NAND 64MiB 1,8V 8-bit)
> [ 12.683697] Scanni
> [ 12.691395] 0x000000000000-0x000000800000 : "Linux Kernel"
> [ 12.699687] 0x000000800000-0x000002800000 : "Filesystem"
> [ 12.707648] 0x000002800000-0x000004000000 : "Free"
> [ 12.719948] UBI: attaching mtd2 to ubi0
> [ 12.728005] UBI: physical eraseblock size: 16384 bytes (16 KiB)
> [ 12.741397] UBI: logical eraseblock size: 15360 bytes
> [ 12.751721] UBI: smallest flash I/O unit: 512
> [ 12.760202] UBI: VID header offset: 512 (aligned 512)
> [ 12.767589] UBI: data offset: 1024
> [ 13.047943] UBI: attached mtd2 to ubi0
> [ 13.055450] UBI: MTD device name: "Free"
> [ 13.063343] UBI: MTD device size: 24 MiB
> [ 13.071539] UBI: number of good PEBs: 1536
> [ 13.084148] UBI: number of bad PEBs: 0
> [ 13.095572] UBI: max. allowed volumes: 89
> [ 13.105468] UBI: wear-leveling threshold: 4096
> [ 13.113178] UBI: number of internal volumes: 1
> [ 13.129826] UBI: number of user volumes: 1
> [ 13.140834] UBI: available PEBs: 0
> [ 13.153634] UBI: total number of reserved PEBs: 1536
> [ 13.160852] UBI: number of PEBs reserved for bad PEB handling: 15
> [ 13.167731] UBI: max/mean erase counter: 2/1
> [ 13.177809] UBI: image sequence number: 0
This flash does not look like something which could fit a 200MiB
>> And why do you presume is the improvement -
>> just less calls to MTD or really less I/O? Note MTD usually caches
>> the last read NAND page, so usually this is not about less I/O.
> In this case it seems vid and ec headers are not on the same page.
Strange. May be this is related to how they calculate ECC...
Or just a problem in the driver. Normally flashes like this would
have 256 byte sub-pages and have both headers in the same page.
Could you please check this? I just do not want to optimize it
for a bad/bogus driver. And I think now I recall that this patch
introduced slow down in some cases, when the driver can avoid reading
full page and calculatingfull ECC.
> So, if I understand things correctly, there *is* more I/O, and the same thing
Should not be more I/O.
> The same thing occurs with nandsim, because VID header offset is 2048,
> I don't know
> if it can happen on real flash.
With nandsim you should always have both headers on the same page, unless
you deliberately asked for the opposite by using -s option of ubiformat.
Artem Bityutskiy (Артём Битюцкий)
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