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From: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>
To: Trevor Woerner <twoerner@gmail.com>
Cc: Ezequiel Garcia <ezequiel@collabora.com>,
	linux-mtd <linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@bootlin.com>,
	Vignesh Raghavendra <vigneshr@ti.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] mtdblock: Advertise about UBI and UBI block
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 21:01:32 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <876982414.38679.1635274892099.JavaMail.zimbra@nod.at> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20211026150350.GA5136@localhost>

Trevor,

----- Ursprüngliche Mail -----
> Von: "Trevor Woerner" <twoerner@gmail.com>
> An: "Ezequiel Garcia" <ezequiel@collabora.com>
> CC: "linux-mtd" <linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org>, "linux-kernel" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, "richard"
> <richard@nod.at>, "Miquel Raynal" <miquel.raynal@bootlin.com>, "Vignesh Raghavendra" <vigneshr@ti.com>
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 26. Oktober 2021 17:03:50
> Betreff: Re: [PATCH 0/3] mtdblock: Advertise about UBI and UBI block

> On Sun 2021-08-01 @ 08:45:02 PM, Ezequiel Garcia wrote:
>> Hi Richard, and everyone else:
>> 
>> Browsing the internet for "JFFS2 mtd" results in tutorials, articles
>> and github.gists0 that point to mtdblock.
>> 
>> In fact, even the MTD wiki mentions that JFFS2
>> needs mtdblock to mount a rootfs:
>> 
>>   http://www.linux-mtd.infradead.org/faq/jffs2.html
>> 
>> Moreover, I suspect there may be lots of users
>> that still believe mtdblock is somehow needed to
>> mount SquashFS.
>> 
>> I've taken a verbose route and added a pr_warn
>> warning if the devices are NAND. I don't think using
>> NAND without UBI is too wise, and given the amount
>> of outdated tutorials I believe some advertising
>> will help.
> 
> Not all NAND partitions on a device will contain linux root filesystems. For a
> linux root filesystem perhaps using UBI/UBIFS is preferred, yet these messages
> print out for each and every NAND partition:
> 
>	[    0.900827] Creating 8 MTD partitions on "nxp_lpc3220_slc":
>	[    0.906431] 0x000000000000-0x000000020000 : "bootrom"
>	[    0.913523] mtdblock: MTD device 'bootrom' is NAND, please consider using UBI
>	block devices instead.
>	[    0.933334] 0x000000020000-0x000000080000 : "uboot"
>	[    0.940439] mtdblock: MTD device 'uboot' is NAND, please consider using UBI
>	block devices instead.
>	[    0.963322] 0x000000080000-0x000000440000 : "fbkernel"
>	[    0.970655] mtdblock: MTD device 'fbkernel' is NAND, please consider using
>	UBI block devices instead.
>	[    0.993361] 0x000000440000-0x000000920000 : "fbrootfs"
>	[    1.000725] mtdblock: MTD device 'fbrootfs' is NAND, please consider using
>	UBI block devices instead.
>	[    1.023315] 0x000000920000-0x000000ce0000 : "c_kernel"
>	[    1.030722] mtdblock: MTD device 'c_kernel' is NAND, please consider using
>	UBI block devices instead.
>	[    1.053444] 0x000000ce0000-0x000000d00000 : "c__atags"
>	[    1.060742] mtdblock: MTD device 'c__atags' is NAND, please consider using
>	UBI block devices instead.
>	[    1.083349] 0x000000d00000-0x000001000000 : "c_rootfs"
>	[    1.090702] mtdblock: MTD device 'c_rootfs' is NAND, please consider using
>	UBI block devices instead.
>	[    1.113335] 0x000001000000-0x000020000000 : "mender"
>	[    1.131627] mtdblock: MTD device 'mender' is NAND, please consider using UBI
>	block devices instead.
> 
> NAND tends to be something found on older devices, the firmware/bootloaders
> of older devices couldn't possibly understand UBI/UBIFS so many of these
> partitions need be "raw" partitions, or use something that predates UBI.
> 
> Ironically my "mender" partition contains a UBI (with multiple UBIFSes inside)
> yet I got the same "please use UBI" message as all the others (lol)
> 
> I'm specifying my partitions in DT with:
> 
> partitions {
>        compatible = "fixed-partitions";
>        #address-cells = <1>;
>        #size-cells = <1>;
> 
>        mtd0@0       { label = "bootrom";   reg = <0x00000000 0x00020000>; };
>        mtd1@20000   { label = "uboot";     reg = <0x00020000 0x00060000>; };
>        mtd2@80000   { label = "fbkernel";  reg = <0x00080000 0x003c0000>; };
>        mtd3@440000  { label = "fbrootfs";  reg = <0x00440000 0x004e0000>; };
>        mtd4@920000  { label = "c_kernel";  reg = <0x00920000 0x003c0000>; };
>        mtd5@ce0000  { label = "c__atags";  reg = <0x00ce0000 0x00020000>; };
>        mtd6@d00000  { label = "c_rootfs";  reg = <0x00d00000 0x00300000>; };
>        mtd7@1000000 { label = "mender";    reg = <0x01000000 0x1f000000>; };
> };
> 
> which is why, I assume, I'm getting these messages. Is there a UBI-friendly
> way to define them to avoid these messages?

Hmm, maybe it makes sense to advertise it only once and not for each mtdblock device.

Thanks,
//richard

  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-26 19:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-01 23:45 Ezequiel Garcia
2021-08-01 23:45 ` [PATCH 1/3] mtdblock: Update old JFFS2 mention in Kconfig Ezequiel Garcia
2021-08-01 23:45 ` [PATCH 2/3] mtdblock: Add comment about UBI block devices Ezequiel Garcia
2021-08-01 23:45 ` [PATCH 3/3] mtdblock: Warn if the added for a NAND device Ezequiel Garcia
2021-08-01 23:45 ` [PATCH 0/3] mtdblock: Advertise about UBI and UBI block Ezequiel Garcia
2021-08-01 23:45 ` [PATCH 1/3] mtdblock: Update old JFFS2 mention in Kconfig Ezequiel Garcia
2021-08-06 20:05   ` Miquel Raynal
2021-08-01 23:45 ` [PATCH 2/3] mtdblock: Add comment about UBI block devices Ezequiel Garcia
2021-08-06 20:05   ` Miquel Raynal
2021-08-01 23:45 ` [PATCH 3/3] mtdblock: Warn if the added for a NAND device Ezequiel Garcia
2021-08-06 20:05   ` Miquel Raynal
2021-08-17 16:27     ` Ezequiel Garcia
2021-08-17 16:49       ` Miquel Raynal
2021-10-26 15:03 ` [PATCH 0/3] mtdblock: Advertise about UBI and UBI block Trevor Woerner
2021-10-26 19:01   ` Richard Weinberger [this message]
2021-10-28 13:31     ` Trevor Woerner
2021-11-09 10:55       ` Miquel Raynal
2021-11-09 11:45       ` Daniel Golle
2021-11-12 13:54   ` Ezequiel Garcia
2022-01-20  9:39     ` Miquel Raynal
2022-01-20 10:26       ` Ezequiel Garcia
2022-01-20 11:22         ` Miquel Raynal

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