NAND BBT corruption on MPC83xx

Artem Bityutskiy dedekind1 at
Thu Jun 23 04:31:25 EDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-06-20 at 07:22 -0400, Atlant Schmidt wrote:
>   As far as I know (and I'm sure the list will correct
>   me if I'm wrong! ;-) ), neither UBI nor UBIFS nor any
>   Linux layer provides this routine scrubbing; you have
>   to code it up yourself, probably by accessing the
>   device at the UBI (underlying block device/LEB) layer. 

UBI will scrub all LEBs with bit-flips once they are read.
But if you have bit-flips in an LEB and it is never read, it will never
be scrubbed. And erasures of the neighboring PEBs may turn bit-flips
into hard errors.

To force scrubbing, the easies way is to just read all volumes, like

dd if=/dev/ubi0_i of=/dev/null bs=4096

for each i.

Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy

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