[PATCH 0/8] MUSE: Userspace backed MTD v3

Richard Weinberger richard at nod.at
Wed Feb 10 06:23:53 EST 2021


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>> Does in-band and OOB data need to be handled together?
> Short answer: yes.
>> If so, then two requests is not a good option.
> More detailed answer:
> There is a type of MTD device (NAND devices) which are composed, for
> each page, of X in-band bytes plus Y out-of-band metadata bytes.
> Accessing either the in-band data, or the out-of-band data, or both at
> the same time are all valid use cases.
> * Read operation details:
>  From a hardware point of view, the out-of-band data is (almost)
>  always retrieved when the in-band data is read because it contains
>  meta-data used to correct eventual bitflips. In this case, if both
>  areas are requested, it is highly non-efficient to do two requests,
>  that's why the MTD core allows to do both at the same time.
> * Write operation details:
>  Even worse, in the write case, you *must* write both at the same
>  time. It is physically impossible to do one after the other (still
>  with actual hardware, of course).
> That is why it is preferable that MUSE will be able to access both in
> a single request.

By single request we meant FUSE op-codes. The NAND simulator in Userspace
will see just one call. My plan is to abstract it in libfuse.


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