Numonyx NOR and chip->mutex bug?

Anders Grafström grfstrm at
Thu Feb 10 08:21:36 EST 2011

On 2011-02-09 22:59, Michael Cashwell wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2011, at 3:13 PM, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
>> hmm, this sounds similar(from
>> 5. W602: erase suspend resume operation
>> Problem: P30 product may fail to erase in intensive erase/suspend/resume environments. This is
>>        due to an internal firmware issue that is exhibited in certain applications that require at
>>       least 3000 to 4000 erase/suspend/resume cycles during the erase of a single block.
>> Implication: Customer may see erase failure (SR reports “A0”) during a background erase. This
>>                does not damage the device in any way, but data in the block may be disturbed from its
>>               original state.

I've seen this issue with Intel 28F640J5 chips as well.

There's an old thread on it.

A delay was suggested similar to the one you're experimenting with I think.


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