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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 7/7] mtd: spi-nor: macronix: Add Octal 8D-8D-8D supports for Macronix mx25uw51245g
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Hi Pratyush,


> Subject
>
> Re: [PATCH v4 7/7] mtd: spi-nor: macronix: Add Octal 8D-8D-8D supports
for
> Macronix mx25uw51245g
>
> On 29/05/20 03:36PM, Mason Yang wrote:
> > Macronix mx25uw51245g is a SPI NOR that supports 1-1-1/8-8-8 mode.
> >
> > Correct the dummy cycles to device for various frequencies
> > after xSPI profile 1.0 table parsed.
> >
> > Enable mx25uw51245g to Octal DTR mode by executing the command
sequences
> > to change to octal DTR mode.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mason Yang <masonccyang@mxic.com.tw>
> > ---
> > drivers/mtd/spi-nor/macronix.c | 55
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 55 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/mtd/spi-nor/macronix.c
b/drivers/mtd/spi-nor/macronix.c
> > index 96735d8..6c9a24c 100644
> > --- a/drivers/mtd/spi-nor/macronix.c
> > +++ b/drivers/mtd/spi-nor/macronix.c
> > @@ -8,6 +8,57 @@
> >
> > #include "core.h"
> >
> > +#define MXIC_CR2_DUMMY_SET_ADDR 0x300
> > +
> > +/* Fixup the dummy cycles to device and setup octa_dtr_enable() */
> > +static void mx25uw51245g_post_sfdp_fixups(struct spi_nor *nor)
> > +{
> > + struct spi_nor_flash_parameter *params = nor->params;
> > + int ret;
> > + u8 rdc, wdc;
> > +
> > + ret = spi_nor_read_cr2(nor, MXIC_CR2_DUMMY_SET_ADDR, &rdc);
> > + if (ret)
> > + return;
> > +
> > + /* Refer to dummy cycle and frequency table(MHz) */
> > + switch (params->dummy_cycles) {
> > + case 10: /* 10 dummy cycles for 104 MHz */
> > + wdc = 5;
> > + break;
> > + case 12: /* 12 dummy cycles for 133 MHz */
> > + wdc = 4;
> > + break;
> > + case 16: /* 16 dummy cycles for 166 MHz */
> > + wdc = 2;
> > + break;
> > + case 18: /* 18 dummy cycles for 173 MHz */
> > + wdc = 1;
> > + break;
> > + case 20: /* 20 dummy cycles for 200 MHz */
> > + default:
> > + wdc = 0;
> > + }
>
> I don't get the point of this. You already know the fastest the
> mx25uw51245g flash can run at. Why not just use the maximum dummy
> cycles? SPI NOR doesn't know the speed the controller is running at so
> the best it can do is use the maximum dummy cycles possible so it never
> falls short. Sure, it will be _slightly_ less performance, but we will
> be sure to read the correct data, which is much much more important.

In general, 200MHz needs 20 dummy cycles but some powerful device may only

needs 18 dummy cycles or less.

Set a proper dummy cycles for a better performance.

>
> Is it possible to have two chips which have _exactly_ the same ID but
> one supports say 200MHz frequency but the other doesn't? Without that,
> we can just enable the maximum and move on.
>

thanks for your time & comments.
Mason



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