[PATCH] UBI: Decrease I/O count in ubi_scan
corentin.chary at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 10:22:02 EDT 2009
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Artem Bityutskiy<dedekind1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
I didn't do the test myself I only had the dmesg for this test (there
was some gain too).
I'll try to know more.
>>> 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.
I'll try to get more information about this flash, and fix the driver
if there is something to fix.
I didn't know that there was a page cache in mtd/nand, but know I
agree that these patch are useless
if both headers can fit in the same page.
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