[PATCH v3 14/15] mtd: nand: pxa3xx: Increase data buffer size

Ezequiel Garcia ezequiel.garcia at free-electrons.com
Mon Aug 12 11:48:44 EDT 2013

On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 08:30:45PM -0700, Brian Norris wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 04:35:04PM -0300, Ezequiel Garcia wrote:
> > Devices with 4 KiB pages (plus OOB data) can be detected, so we increase
> > the data buffer size. A better solution would be to allocate a buffer
> > depending on the detected page size, but that's not possible given
> > we need the buffer prior to the device detection.
> Another possibility (for future work, maybe) is that you allocate a
> smaller buffer that fits what you need for "device detection" (I presume
> it's just for ONFI parameter page commands?), then reallocate the buffer
> between nand_scan_ident() and nand_scan_tail() according to page size.
> There are some other similar buffers throughout NAND that use a fixed

That sounds better. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to find
a better solution.

I'll drop this one from the next version and I'll re-work following your

Ezequiel García, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android Engineering

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