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From: Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@bootlin.com>
To: Jan Hoffmann <jan@3e8.eu>
Cc: Daniel Kestrel <kestrelseventyfour@gmail.com>,
	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: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:01:54 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210917190154.76203a9a@xps13> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <51f2ebf4-6df1-eba5-99f1-1ec88e475d20@3e8.eu>

Hi Jan,

jan@3e8.eu wrote on Thu, 16 Sep 2021 21:38:26 +0200:

> Hello,
> 
> Configuration of the ECC engine type using device tree has actually
> worked before. I am using OpenWrt on a Fritzbox 7362 SL, which has a
> Micron 29F1G08ABADA flash chip. The bootloader of the device uses on-die
> ECC, so that has to be used for Linux as well. It is configured in DTS
> using "nand-ecc-mode = "on-die";". This worked fine with kernel 5.4.
> However, after switching to kernel 5.10 it is ignored and software ECC
> is used instead.
> 
> If I understand this correctly, the situation is as follows:
> 
> Originally, xway-nand did set defaults for ECC mode and algorithm, but
> different values could be configured using device tree.
> 
> Commit d7157ff49a5b ("mtd: rawnand: Use the ECC framework user input
> parsing bits") broke these default values, as the ECC algorithm is now
> unconditionally set from the user configuration in rawnand_dt_init.
> Previously, the default value was only overwritten if the device tree
> actually contained a value.
> 
> This is fixed in d525914b5bd8 ("mtd: rawnand: xway: Move the ECC
> initialization to ->attach_chip()"). However, this makes it impossible
> to configure the ECC engine type in the device tree, as it is now
> overwritten by the default value in xway_attach_chip.
> 
> I am not sure if this patch is the best approach for fixing this, as it
> would again cause breakage for anyone who relies on the existing
> default value. And this kind of breakage seems to have been the reason
> for moving the default values to attach_chip in the first place (see
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20201105084939.72ea6bfd@xps13/ ).
> 
> As similar changes were applied to other NAND drivers, the same issue
> probably also exists there. Maybe it makes sense to add a proper fix
> for all of them?

I am not sure to understand your message as answer to this thread.
There are two problems here:
1/ The DT values not being taken into account
2/ Kestrel's issue with two different integrations with no way to
distinguish between them.

1/ Has already been fixed (at least that is what I think)
2/ Cannot easily be fixed and I don't think there is anything we can do
besides the manufacturer "fixing" the board description.

Am I missing something?

Thanks,
Miquèl

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-17 17:02 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
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 [this message]
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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