[PATCH v2 07/16] mtd/docg3: add OOB layout to mtdinfo
dedekind1 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 07:53:43 EST 2011
On Sun, 2011-11-13 at 11:18 +0100, Robert Jarzmik wrote:
> I personally think this should be provided by the MTD API. A function
> is_page_blank(ofs) could tell if the page was written or not. Now if the
> function is NULL, the upper layer (UBIFS, ...) could decide _by itself_ to
> assign a free OOB byte to that meaning. But IMHO it's not the drivers duty to
> take these decisions to restrict the OOB, let it be done at an upper level.
Probably it is a good idea to introduce an mtd_is_page_blank. But it
should either work for all flashes or not introduced at all. I do not
think upper layers should use OOB at all. And this interface should also
work for NOR flash. Probably it should just fall-back to comparing the
data with 0xFF if the driver cannot offer anything special.
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