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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] mtd: add per NAND partition ECC config
Hi Boris,

On Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 11:26:46AM +0100, Boris BREZILLON wrote:
> This patch aims to add per partition ECC config for NAND devices.
> It defines a new field in the mtd struct to store the mtd ECC config and
> thus each mtd partition device can store its config instead of using the
> default NAND chip config.
> This feature is needed to support the sunxi boot0 paritition case:
> Allwinner boot code (BROM) requires a specific HW ECC for its boot code
> that may not fit the HW NAND requirements for the entire NAND chip.
> Signed-off-by: Boris BREZILLON <>
> ---
> Hello,
> This patch is just a draft that implement per partition ECC config.
> It's currently not properly splitted (it should be separated in several
> patches) and not documented either.

Ah, ah...

> There's at least one point that bother me in the current implementation:
> I introduced DT notions in the nand core code by the mean of the get_ecc_ctrl
> callback, and so far this was kept out of mtd/nand core code (I guess it was
> on purpose).
> Please let me know if you see other drawbacks.
> If you think per partition ECC should not be implemented, could you help me
> find a way to handle sunxi specific case decribed above ?
> drivers/mtd/mtdpart.c | 23 ++-
> drivers/mtd/nand/nand_base.c | 428 ++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------

I really appreciate your effort, but 428 changed lines is a too big and
intrusive change. I must admit I'm not smart enough to review such patches.

I honestly think you'll have better luck getting feedback if you take the time
to properly split and document this.

Yeah, it's annoying and time-consuming, but it's globally cheaper for you to
invest time on making it easier for reviewers and maintainers, than for each
of us to invest the time deciphering this :-)

Just my point of view, of course.
Ezequiel García, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android Engineering
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