[PATCH v2] MTD: at91: atmel_nand: return bit flips for the PMECC read_page()

Mike Dunn mikedunn at newsguy.com
Tue Nov 27 14:35:33 EST 2012

On 11/27/2012 10:59 AM, Mike Dunn wrote:
> On 11/27/2012 02:50 AM, Josh Wu wrote:
>> This patch fix pmecc's read_page() to return maximum number of bitflips, 0 if uncorrectable.
>> In the commit: 3f91e94f7f511de74c0d2abe08672ccdbdd1961c ("mtd: nand: read_page() returns max_bitflips ()"),
>> The ecc.read_page() is changed to return the maximum number of bitflips.
>> And when meet uncorrectable bitflips it needs to return 0.
>> See the comment in nand.h:
>>  * @read_page:	function to read a page according to the ECC generator
>>  *		requirements; returns maximum number of bitflips corrected in
>>  *		any single ECC step, 0 if bitflips uncorrectable, -EIO hw error
>> Signed-off-by: Josh Wu <josh.wu at atmel.com>
>> ---
>> change since v1:
>>   1. add detail commit message for the fix.
>>   2. return 0 when meet uncorrectable bitflips according to Mike Dunn's suggestion.
> Reviewed-by: Mike Dunn <mikedunn at newsguy.com>
> I see now the pmecc controller patch in the git log.  Nice work.

BTW, with such a wide range for ecc strength - up to 24 bits, according to the
commit message for the pmecc patch - you may want to think about setting an
appropriate bitflip_threshold in the driver.  I'm not a nand expert, and I don't
know much about the atmel_nand specifically, but I would think that if 23 bits
are corrected on a page of size 2k (or less), maybe a return code of -EUCLEAN
from mtd_read() might be appropriate.


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