[PATCH v4 0/2] mtd: hisilicon: add a new driver for NAND controller of hisilicon hip04 Soc

Brian Norris computersforpeace at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 17:33:31 PST 2015

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 04:19:43PM +0800, Zhou Wang wrote:
> On 2015/1/22 16:45, Brian Norris wrote:
> > Perhaps you can switch between ECC mode and non-ECC mode?
> I also tried to swith to non-ECC mode to implement raw_write, and it is easy to do this.
> But, event we do this, it will bring me little help. The reason to implement raw_write is to
> run mtd_nandbiterrs correctly as the discussion above. However, this NAND controller writes
> data and ECC code to flash using different layouts in different modes.

Ugh, that's no fun. GPMI seems to do a similarly silly thing.

> So we should also read data
> and ECC code from flash, change related bits, then rewrite the data and ECC code to flash in none-ECC
> mode to run mtd_nandbiterrs. It is not easy to do this.
> So my plan is not to implement raw_write hook if this function is just used in test.

OK. There may eventually be good reasons to do this still, but it's not
important right now.


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