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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mtd: torturetest: add the support for random data pattern

On Tue, 5 Feb 2013, Huang Shijie wrote:

> Add a new module parameter 'pattern'. If it is set to zero, we will use
> the 55/AA pattern to torture the nand blocks; if it is set to a non-zero
> value, we will use the random data pattern.

Not a big issue in any way, but if you're using a numeric parameter value
anyway, could not one use a range of the permissable values to set a seed
for the random generation, so that the test can be repeated with the same
set of random numbers?

Something like

0 => 55/AA
-1 => random
1 and up => random, specifying seed for random number generator.

> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(pattern, "0 for 55/AA pattern(default), else for
> + the random pattern");

I'd suggest something like "0 for 55/AA pattern (default), non-zero for
random pattern".

(Or "-1 for 55/AA pattern (default), else random; >=1 sets seed" if
changed according to the above).

Ricard Wolf Wanderlöf ricardw(at)
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