[PATCH] UBI: Decrease I/O count in ubi_scan
dedekind1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 04:55:31 EDT 2009
On 07/22/2009 11:51 AM, Corentin Chary wrote:
> 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
>>>> 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.
> After reading more code, when HW ECC is enabled, atmel_nand only
> handle full page write.
OK, but I do not see why we have more I/O with your patch. It should
only be about doing less calls.
> A last question, to be sure,
> If we use something like (Samsung K9F2G08UQM) we have writesize = 2048
> and subpage = 512.
> VID header offset will be 512.
> ec_hdr is in the first subpage
> vid_hdr is in the second subpage
> So, there will two I/O (two subpage read) ?
> Reading nand_base.c I believe that the cache is only used when subpage
> read is not possible.
Yes, I think so. There was a patch from Alexey some time ago which
will make nand_base check ECCs only for the subpages you read, and
ignore the other ones.
Artem Bityutskiy (Артём Битюцкий)
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