[PATCH 3/3] mtd: ubi: use 'max_bad_blocks' to compute bad_peb_limit

Ben Shelton ben.shelton at ni.com
Mon May 11 08:19:56 PDT 2015

From: Jeff Westfahl <jeff.westfahl at ni.com>

Use the MTD function 'max_bad_blocks' to compute the UBI bad_peb_limit,
if the function is implemented for an MTD and doesn't return an error.

Currently, the UBIFS code computes the bad PEB limit based on the
worst-case assumption that all the bad blocks could be in a single
partition.  However, there are cases in which this is too pessimistic,
such as the case of an ONFI-compliant NAND device that specifies the
maximum number of bad blocks per LUN.

Signed-off-by: Jeff Westfahl <jeff.westfahl at ni.com>
 drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c b/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
index b7f824d..eca8ca6 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/ubi/build.c
@@ -597,6 +597,16 @@ static int get_bad_peb_limit(const struct ubi_device *ubi, int max_beb_per1024)
 	int limit, device_pebs;
 	uint64_t device_size;
+	/*
+	 * If the MTD provides a max_bad_blocks function, use that value. Fall
+	 * back to max_beb_per1024 if that function returns an error.
+	 */
+	if (ubi->mtd->_max_bad_blocks) {
+		limit = ubi->mtd->_max_bad_blocks(ubi->mtd, 0, ubi->mtd->size);
+		if (limit > 0)
+			return limit;
+	}
 	if (!max_beb_per1024)
 		return 0;

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