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From: Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@bootlin.com>
To: Kestrel seventyfour <kestrelseventyfour@gmail.com>
Cc: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>,
	Vignesh Raghavendra <vigneshr@ti.com>,
	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] mtd: rawnand: xway: No hardcoded ECC engine, use device tree setting
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 10:03:34 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210819100334.6af2d86e@xps13> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAE9cyGQ+Bb3rQxiF4My9zXwg_+QYifaCckE=C6spAtN9_4dBFQ@mail.gmail.com>

Hello,

Kestrel seventyfour <kestrelseventyfour@gmail.com> wrote on Thu, 19 Aug
2021 09:21:42 +0200:

> Hi Miquèl
> 
> Am Mo., 16. Aug. 2021 um 09:31 Uhr schrieb Miquel Raynal
> <miquel.raynal@bootlin.com>:
> >
> > Hi Daniel,
> >
> > Daniel Kestrel <kestrelseventyfour@gmail.com> wrote on Sun, 8 Aug 2021
> > 09:26:43 +0200:
> >  
> > > Some devices use Micron NAND chips, which use on-die ECC. The hardcoded
> > > setting of NAND_ECC_ENGINE_TYPE_SOFT makes them unusable, because the
> > > software ECC on top of the hardware ECC produces errors for every read
> > > and write access, not to mention that booting does not work, because
> > > the boot loader uses the correct ECC when trying to load the kernel
> > > and stops loading on severe ECC errors.
> > > This patch requires the devices that currently work with the hard coded
> > > setting to set the nand-ecc-mode property to soft in their device
> > > tree.
> > >  
> >
> > Please add a Fixes: and Cc: stable tags, you will also need to send to
> > stable@vger.kernel.org a different version of the patch for the kernel
> > 5.4 IIUC.
> >  
> > > Signed-off-by: Daniel Kestrel <kestrelseventyfour@gmail.com>
> > > Tested-by: Aleksander Jan Bajkowski <olek2@wp.pl> # tested on BT Home Hub 5A
> > > ---
> > >  drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c | 2 --
> > >  1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c b/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c
> > > index 26751976e502..0a4b0aa7dd4c 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c
> > > @@ -148,8 +148,6 @@ static void xway_write_buf(struct nand_chip *chip, const u_char *buf, int len)
> > >
> > >  static int xway_attach_chip(struct nand_chip *chip)
> > >  {
> > > -     chip->ecc.engine_type = NAND_ECC_ENGINE_TYPE_SOFT;
> > > -
> > >       if (chip->ecc.algo == NAND_ECC_ALGO_UNKNOWN)
> > >               chip->ecc.algo = NAND_ECC_ALGO_HAMMING;  
> >
> > You also need to only set the Hamming algorithm when engine_type is
> > TYPE_SOFT.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Miquèl  
> 
> I am really struggling with what to do. For one of the affected
> devices, they created two device
> trees, one for Micron and one for all others. Which obviously had no
> effect due to the
> hardcoded settings, which led me to Patch 2 and I thought, so be it.
> But the process to figure
> out if ones device has Micron Chips is essentially flashing an image
> and if it does not work,
> use the stock OEM recovery and try the other image.
> However, since Micron is the only chip that is treated differently, I wonder
> if your first proposal, even though it is hacky, is the better
> approach to solve the issue
> for the Micron devices not booting and throwing ECC errors. What do you think?
> Follow up first patch or this one?

I am not sure we understood each other, your patch is fine, but you
need to do something like:

static int xway_attach_chip(struct nand_chip *chip)
{
    if (chip->ecc.engine_type = NAND_ECC_ENGINE_TYPE_SOFT &&
        chip->ecc.algo == NAND_ECC_ALGO_UNKNOWN)
         chip->ecc.algo = NAND_ECC_ALGO_HAMMING;

In the DT you should not force any ECC engine (drop the nand-ecc-xxx
properties) and let the core handle it. It will probably choose the
most suitable engines for you.

Thanks,
Miquèl

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-19  8:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-08  7:26 Daniel Kestrel
2021-08-16  7:31 ` Miquel Raynal
2021-08-19  7:21   ` Kestrel seventyfour
2021-08-19  8:03     ` Miquel Raynal [this message]
2021-08-23 11:19       ` Kestrel seventyfour
2021-08-23 15:24         ` Miquel Raynal
2021-08-24  7:15           ` Kestrel seventyfour
2021-08-24 17:22             ` Miquel Raynal
2021-08-25  8:47               ` Kestrel seventyfour
2021-08-25  8:51                 ` Miquel Raynal
2021-08-25 14:07                   ` Kestrel seventyfour
2021-08-25 15:31                     ` Miquel Raynal
2021-08-26  5:27                       ` Kestrel seventyfour
2021-09-16 19:38 ` Jan Hoffmann
2021-09-17 17:01   ` Miquel Raynal
2021-09-17 17:45     ` Jan Hoffmann
2021-09-17 19:32       ` Miquel Raynal
2021-09-18 21:26         ` Jan Hoffmann
2021-09-27 16:31           ` Miquel Raynal
2021-09-27 20:32             ` Jan Hoffmann
2021-09-28  8:49               ` Miquel Raynal

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