[PATCH] mtd: denali: Disable sub-page writes in Denali NAND driver
richard at nod.at
Fri Feb 6 01:28:53 PST 2015
Am 06.02.2015 um 09:29 schrieb Ricard Wanderlof:
> On Thu, 5 Feb 2015, Graham Moore wrote:
>> Actually, we made this change to make UBIFS work. So, yes, the driver
>> never worked for UBI. Worked fine for JFFS2, raw data.
>> A customer reported an issue with ECC errors when using UBIFS on NAND
>> flash with Altera SoC.
>> We debugged it and found the ECC errors occur because the UBI subsystem
>> is trying to write sub-pages in the NAND, but neither the NAND chip
>> itself nor the Denali NAND controller support sub-page writes.
> Just a bit curious.
> It is not uncommon for controllers or chips not to support sub-page
> writes. In that case however, the partition(s) used by UBI should be
> formatted accordingly, i.e. using the appropriate --sub-page-size argument
> to ubiformat (when formatting partitions on the system itself), or the
> corresponding argument to ubinize (when preparing images offline).
> If that is done correctly, then the lack of subpage write capability is
> not a problem per se (of course, the UBI EC and VID headers then take up
> more space so less space is available for user data; on a flash with 2k
> pages it is only 2k bytes per LEB that is lost however).
Yeah, but UBI automatically will use subpages unless you specify
use the vid_hdr_offs parameter.
IOW, if the driver advertises subpages UBI will use them.
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