[PATCH] mtd: cfi: Wait for Block Erase operation to finish
joakim.tjernlund at transmode.se
Tue Mar 13 08:55:17 EDT 2012
> On Tue, 2012-03-13 at 09:27 +0100, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 15:30 +0100, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
> > > > yes, UBI probably has some different use. One seems that it keeps
> > > > erasing the
> > > > same block over and over again if the erase fails. JFFS2 doesn't do
> > > > that since
> > > > you can't trust a block that is failing erase(how can you be sure that
> > > > write will work?)
> > > > So, IMHO, UBIFS should reconsider this policy.
> > >
> > > The thread is very long and I would like save my time by not going
> > > through it. But if you could start a new thread and formulate the
> > > problem with UBI, I could think about it a bit. I am open to change
> > > policies if it is not too much work. Otherwise I am open to give hints
> > > and suggestions and accept patches which change the policy. :-)
> > I just noted from one of the logs Paul sent, it LOOKED like UBI tried
> > to erase the same sector several times if erase failed, gave me the impression
> > that UBI would try erasing a failing sector over and over again.
> > I think Paul will have to provide details if this is the case or not.
> Correct, UBI does retry erasing several times, see function
> 'do_sync_erase()' in drivers/mtd/ubi/io.c. Why would this be a problem?
How can you trust a sector that fails to erase several times and then suddenly works ?
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