[PATCH v2 0/2] Improved BB Scanning

Artem Bityutskiy dedekind1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 05:49:19 EDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 12:32 -0700, Brian Norris wrote:
> On 07/18/2010 09:38 AM, Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> > I did not _really_ review this, it the patches look good. How did you
> > test them? Did you test on both large and small page NANDs?
> I referenced 30+ data sheets (covering 100+ parts), and I tested a 
> selection of 10 different chips to varying degrees. Particularly, I 
> tested the creation of bad-block descriptors and basic BB scanning on 
> three parts:
> ST NAND04GW3B2D, 2K page
> ST NAND128W3A, 512B page
> Samsung K9F1G08U0A, 2K page
> To test these, I wrote some fake bad block markers to the flash (in OOB 
> bytes 1, 6, and elsewhere) to see if the scanning routine would detect 
> them properly. However, this method was somewhat limited because the 
> driver I am using has some bugs in its OOB write functionality.

Sounds like you did a lot of work. I'll add this information to the
patch description.

Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy (Артём Битюцкий)

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