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

On 11/02/2014 15:01, Ezequiel Garcia wrote:
> 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 :-)

Fair enough.

Anyway, this proposal does not work.

If nobody objects to this ECC per partition concept, I'll propose
something else soon.
And this time I'll make a proper documentation and patch separation ;-).

Best Regards,


> Just my point of view, of course.

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