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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/15] MTD: nand: make reads using MTD_OOB_RAW affect only ECC validation
On Mon, 22 Feb 2010, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-02-22 at 22:20 +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Mon, 22 Feb 2010, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> >
> > > This changes the behavier of MTD_OOB_RAW. It used to read both OOB and data
> > > to the data buffer, however you would still need to specify the dummy oob buffer.
> > >
> > > This is only used in one place, but makes it hard to read data+oob without ECC
> > > test, thus I removed that behavier, and fixed the user.
> > >
> > > Now MTD_OOB_RAW behaves just like MTD_OOB_PLACE, but doesn't do ECC validation
> >
> > Is this tested against existing user space tools like nanddump ? Can I
> > still get the raw data from flash ?
>
> Thats the point.
> Userspace doesn't/can't use that mode.
> It is not exposed through mtdchar.
> Userspace reads the page, and then reads the oob.
>
> It does use MTD_OOB_RAW, but without data buffer, and this path I don't
> change.
>
> The only user of this, is the nand itself, when it reads bad block
> table.
>
> I confess that I didn't run test that I ported this code correctly.
> But I did logically verified many times that the new code works just
> like old one.

Well, then it's about time to run the tests :)

Thanks,

tglx


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