[PATCH 3/3] mtd/nand : workaround for Freescale FCM to support large-page Nand chip
dedekind1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 03:16:25 EST 2011
On Thu, 2011-11-24 at 07:49 +0000, Li Yang-R58472 wrote:
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] mtd/nand : workaround for Freescale FCM to support
> > large-page Nand chip
> > On Thu, 2011-11-24 at 08:41 +0800, b35362 at freescale.com wrote:
> > > + /*
> > > + * Freescale FCM controller has a 2K size limitation of buffer
> > > + * RAM, so elbc_fcm_ctrl->buffer have to be used if writesize
> > > + * of chip is greater than 2048.
> > > + * We malloc a large enough buffer (maximum page size is
> > 16K).
> > > + */
> > > + elbc_fcm_ctrl->buffer = kmalloc(1024 * 16 + 1024,
> > GFP_KERNEL);
> > Are there NANDs with 16KiB page size?
> We are not sure, but are there possibility that chip with 16K page will appear? Or maybe we can add a MACRO for the maximum page size?
I do not know, but I know that allocating 32KiB of contiguous physical
RAM may cause unneeded memory pressure and even fail if the memory is
too fragmented. So I would not go for this unless this is necessary.
Did you try to look how the NAND base interface could be changed to
avoid re-allocation altogether, BTW?
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