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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/11] mtd: nand_bbt: introduce BBT related data structure
Hi Boris,

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 9:03 AM, Peter Pan <peterpansjtu@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Boris,
>
> Firstly, sorry for late reply.
>
> On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 4:33 AM, Boris Brezillon
> <boris.brezillon@free-electrons.com> wrote:
>> Hi Peter,
>>
>> On Wed, 4 May 2016 09:36:05 +0800
>> Peter Pan <peterpansjtu@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Boris,
>>>
>>> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Boris Brezillon
>>> <boris.brezillon@free-electrons.com> wrote:
>>> > Hi Peter,
>>> >
>>> > On Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:40:40 +0800
>>> > Peter Pan <peterpansjtu@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> >
>>> >> >> So it's true, it
>>> >> >> should still be numchips in nand_bbt.c? I just came out this question when
>>> >> >> making v4. :)
>>> >> >
>>> >> > BTW, I have something for you [1]. I started to move things around to
>>> >> > allow spinand and onenand layers to lie under drivers/mtd/nand/, and I
>>> >> > wonder if we shouldn't do this move before reworking the nand_bbt code
>>> >> > to make it generic.
>>> >> > Note that this rework is not finished yet, but it gives a rough idea of
>>> >> > what I'd like to see.
>>> >>
>>> >> I saw you also rework BBT in your git tree, which is a bit duplicate
>>> >> with my BBT patch,
>>> >> so should I continue my BBT patch by join part of your BBT rework code
>>> >> or continue
>>> >> your git tree ?
>>> >
>>> > Well, if you ask me what I'd prefer, it's clearly the 2nd solution.
>>> > Note that my branch should just serve as a reference of what I expect,
>>> > it just a pile of rework that should probably be reordered and cleaned
>>> > up.
>>> >
>>> > Here's the sequencing I'd like to see:
>>> >
>>> > 1/ Move include/linux/mtd/nand.h into include/linux/mtd/rawnand.h and
>>> > move all files under drivers/mtd/nand/ into
>>> > drivers/mtd/nand/rawnand (including nand_bbt.c). This can be done in
>>> > several patches
>>> >
>>> > 2/ Add the generic nand layer (include/linux/mtd/nand.h and
>>> > drivers/mtd/nand/core.c). In my version I put everything in
>>> > include/linux/mtd/nand.h, but maybe we'll need a few functions to be
>>> > defined in drivers/mtd/nand/core.c.
>>> >
>>> > 3/ Create a rawnand_device structure inheriting from nand_device, and
>>> > then make nand_chip inherit from rawnand_device. Patch the
>>> > nand_base.c code to initialize all the nand_device fields properly,
>>> > so that we'll be ready to switch to the generic BBT code.
>>> >
>>> > 4/ Modify the nand_bbt.c code to make use of the generic NAND interface
>>> > instead of the MTD and rawnand one (this implies identifying all the
>>> > generic helpers you might need, and implementing them in
>>> > include/linux/mtd/nand.h or drivers/mtd/nand/core.c).
>>> >
>>> > 5/ Move drivers/mtd/nand/rawnand/nand_bbt.c into
>>> > drivers/mtd/nand/bbt.c
>>> >
>>> > 6/[optional] Implement your spinand layer in drivers/mtd/nand/spinand
>>> >
>>> > I know I'm asking a lot, especially given that you already spent a lot
>>> > of time iterating on this BBT rework series. But your goal is to move
>>> > mt29f driver out of staging, and you'll need to do the generic NAND
>>> > layer to achieve that, so I'd really prefer having the BBT code use
>>> > this generic layer instead of directly using the MTD API + an extra set
>>> > of NAND specific structs (like the nand_chip_layout_info one).
>>>
>>> Yes, I want to upstreaming my SPI NAND frameworks and it's indeed better
>>> to have a nand core. In fact, I already finished a SPI NAND framework with
>>> the BBT patch I sent which is directly under MTD (don't have a NAND core layer).
>>>
>>> Actually, I'm interested in this NAND framework refining work. And I
>>> know you already
>>> gave a speech on ELC about this. But due to the resource limitation, I may not
>>> to do all of the things. So how about I continue my BBT patch with
>>> your NAND refining
>>> ideas. I'll try to make the BBT patch compatible with the refining
>>> work. What do you
>>> think?
>>
>> The thing is, I'm not happy with these intermediate reworks, which in my
>> opinion are adding more confusion and will make things even harder to
>> rework afterward.
>> You said you already developed your SPI NAND framework and it's not
>> based on the generic NAND layer, which means you (or someone else) will
>> have to migrate it to this approach at some point, and this extra work
>> is kind of useless, especially since we seem to agree that the generic
>> NAND layer is the way to go for SPI NAND (and other NAND based devices)
>> support.
>>
>> Since I'm the one who pushed for this transition to an intermediate
>> "NAND core" layer, I'm willing to help you with this task. I actually
>> reworked my series [1] to move the BBT code in drivers/mtd/nand/bbt.c
>> and move raw NAND code into drivers/mtd/nand/rawnand/ (still have to
>> rework the commit logs, and test the implementation, but the different
>> steps are there and we end-up with something clean in
>> drivers/mtd/nand/).
>>
>> Could you help me debug this code and base your SPI NAND framework on
>> top of it?
>
> Yes I can. Actually I already clone your git tree and start to go
> through your commits.
> And I'll let you know when I have questions.
>
>>
>> Again, I'm sorry that you had to be the one supporting this transition,
>> but I don't want to introduce any more quick-and-dirty hacks that we'll
>> have to maintain until someone decides to tackle the real problem.
>
> No sorry needed. I'd like to do the contribution.

I did test on your nand generic patches. And I found two error about nand helper
functions. Below is my fixing. After my fixing, BBT is functional on
my platform.



From 2162e8ece4ffa09bb00abe383714a95f4b74aad8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Peter Pan <peterpandong@micron.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:31:59 +0800
Subject: [PATCH] mtd: nand: fix nand helper function

nand_page_size() and nand_eraseblock_to_offs() return
fault value. Fix them.

Signed-off-by: Peter Pan <peterpandong@micron.com>
---
include/linux/mtd/nand.h | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/mtd/nand.h b/include/linux/mtd/nand.h
index 583eb40..ffee2a7 100644
--- a/include/linux/mtd/nand.h
+++ b/include/linux/mtd/nand.h
@@ -162,7 +162,7 @@ static inline size_t nand_pages_to_len(struct
nand_device *nand, int npages)
*/
static inline size_t nand_page_size(struct nand_device *nand)
{
- return nand->memorg.eraseblocksize;
+ return nand->memorg.pagesize;
}

/**
@@ -197,7 +197,7 @@ static inline size_t nand_eraseblock_size(struct
nand_device *nand)
static inline loff_t nand_eraseblock_to_offs(struct nand_device *nand,
int block)
{
- return (loff_t)nand->memorg.pagesize * block;
+ return (loff_t)nand->memorg.eraseblocksize * block;
}

/**
--
1.9.1

>
> Thanks
> Peter Pan

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