[PATCH] mtd: Make sure the device supports erase operations in mtd_erase()

Boris Brezillon boris.brezillon at free-electrons.com
Mon Jan 22 01:38:01 PST 2018

Some devices do not implement ->_erase() or have an invalid ->erasesize
value. In this case, mtd_erase() should return -ENOTSUPP.

Note that the test is not done on the MTD_NO_ERASE flag because this
flag means 'erasing a block before writing to it is unnecessary',
not 'the erase operation is not supported'. Actually, some drivers are
setting the MTD_NO_ERASE flag but still implementing the ->_erase()
hook and setting a valid ->erasesize value.

Signed-off-by: Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon at free-electrons.com>
 drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c b/drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c
index d7ab091b36b2..f24144cbc99c 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/mtdcore.c
@@ -971,10 +971,14 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(__put_mtd_device);
 int mtd_erase(struct mtd_info *mtd, struct erase_info *instr)
+	if (!mtd->erasesize || !mtd->_erase)
+		return -ENOTSUPP;
 	if (instr->addr >= mtd->size || instr->len > mtd->size - instr->addr)
 		return -EINVAL;
 	if (!(mtd->flags & MTD_WRITEABLE))
 		return -EROFS;
 	instr->fail_addr = MTD_FAIL_ADDR_UNKNOWN;
 	if (!instr->len) {
 		instr->state = MTD_ERASE_DONE;

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