[patch 01/14] mtd: Flex-OneNAND support
dwmw2 at infradead.org
Fri Jun 12 09:32:37 EDT 2009
On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 18:46 +0530, Amul Saha wrote:
> >> >> +#ifdef MODULE
> >> >> + flexonenand_setup(flex_bdry_info);
> >> >> +#endif
> >> >
> >> > Why do you need this ifdef? What is the fundamental difference between
> >> > onenand.ko as a module and onenand compiled-in?
> >> >
> >> flexonenand_setup( ) need not be called, when OneNAND is built-in.
> >> This function-call will cause overhead unwantedly on every boot, during OneNAND scan.
> >> flexonenand_setup( ) call is needed only when it has been built as a module.
> > Why?
> When Flex-OneNAND is built-in, the SLC boundary can be set by kernel command line.
> During the boot up time, flexonenand_setup() gets invoked by kernel, on parsing the kernel
> command line.
> But when Flex-OneNAND is built as a module, SLC boundary information is passed as module
> So in this case flexonenand_setup() has to be called explicitly during insomd time
> (module_init), to set the desired boundary.
> So without a compilation macro (#ifdef MODULE) flexonenand_setup() is invoked in onenand_scan,
> even when it is built-in which is not needed.
> I am not getting your point, could you please clarify?
You can remove flexonenand_setup() and the __setup("onenand_brdy=")
completely, and use _only_ "module_param_array()". That will work both
for modules and for the built-in case.
David Woodhouse Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse at intel.com Intel Corporation
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