[PATCH] mtd: rawnand: Do not check for bad block if bbt is unavailable
manivannan.sadhasivam at linaro.org
Mon Feb 1 23:16:14 EST 2021
On Mon, Feb 01, 2021 at 03:18:24PM +0100, Miquel Raynal wrote:
> Hi Manivannan,
> Manivannan Sadhasivam <manivannan.sadhasivam at linaro.org> wrote on Sat,
> 30 Jan 2021 09:24:12 +0530:
> > The bbt pointer will be unavailable when NAND_SKIP_BBTSCAN option is
> > set for a NAND chip. The intention is to skip scanning for the bad
> > blocks during boot time.
> I don't have the same understanding: this flag skips the bad block
> table scan, not the bad block scan. We do want to scan all the devices
> in order to construct a RAM based table.
> > However, the MTD core will call
> > _block_isreserved() and _block_isbad() callbacks unconditionally for
> > the rawnand devices due to the callbacks always present while collecting
> > the ecc stats.
> > The _block_isreserved() callback for rawnand will bail out if bbt
> > pointer is not available. But _block_isbad() will continue without
> > checking for it. So this contradicts with the NAND_SKIP_BBTSCAN option
> > since the bad block check will happen anyways (ie., not much difference
> > between scanning for bad blocks and checking each block for bad ones).
> > Hence, do not check for the bad block if bbt pointer is unavailable.
> Not checking for bad blocks at all feels insane. I don't really get the
> scope and goal of such change?
The issue I encountered is, on the Telit FN980 device one of the
partition seems to be protected. So trying to read the bad blocks in
that partition makes the device to reboot during boot.
There seems to be no flag passed by the parser for this partition. So
the only way I could let the device to boot is to completely skip the
bad block check.
AFAIK, MTD core only supports checking for the reserved blocks to be
used for BBM and there is no way to check for a reserved partition like
I agree that skipping bad block check is not a sane way but I don't know
any other way to handle this problem.
> > Signed-off-by: Manivannan Sadhasivam <manivannan.sadhasivam at linaro.org>
> > ---
> > drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nand_base.c | 3 +++
> > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> > diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nand_base.c b/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nand_base.c
> > index c33fa1b1847f..f18cd1db79a9 100644
> > --- a/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nand_base.c
> > +++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nand_base.c
> > @@ -4286,6 +4286,9 @@ static int nand_block_isbad(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t offs)
> > int chipnr = (int)(offs >> chip->chip_shift);
> > int ret;
> > + if (!chip->bbt)
> > + return 0;
> > +
> > /* Select the NAND device */
> > ret = nand_get_device(chip);
> > if (ret)
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