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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 3/9] of: mtd: add NAND timings retrieval support
On 15/01/2014 16:09, boris brezillon wrote:
> Hello Jason,
>
> On 09/01/2014 18:35, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 09, 2014 at 09:36:18AM +0100, boris brezillon wrote:
>>
>>>> You might want to check if you can boil down the DT timings from the
>>>> huge list to just an ONFI mode number..
>>> Sure, but the sunxi driver needs at least 19 of them...
>> So does mvebu's NAND driver..
>>
>> What I ment was you could have a
>>
>> onfi,nand-timing-mode = 0
>>
>> in the DT. Each of the modes defines all ~19 parameters, higher modes
>> are faster.
>>
>> Pick a mode value that fits all the parameters of the connected
>> non-ONFI flash.
>>
>> This would be instead of defining each parameter
>> individually.. Provide some helpers to convert from a onfi mode number
>> to all the onfi defined timing parameters so that drivers can
>> configure the HW..
>
> Are you suggesting we should provide a function that converts these
> modes into a nand_timings struct, or just use the timing modes and
> let the NAND controller drivers configure its IP accordingly ?
>
> I found the ONFI timing tables in this document:
>
> www.*onfi*.org/~/media/*ONFI*/specs/*onfi*_3_1_spec.pdf‎ (chapter 4.16).
>
> I suppose my nand_timings struct should use the names described
> page 110-111 (at least if we decide to use nand_timings and not
> nand_timing_modes), right ?

After taking a closer look at this document, the only parameter
available in my
nand_timings struct that is not defined in the standard is tR_max (data
transfer
from cell to register).

And the ONFI standard defines 4 more timings:
- tCEA_max
- tCEH_min
- tFEAT_max
- tITC_max



>
> Best Regards,
>
> Boris
>
>>
>> Jason
>

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