Re: [PATCH] phram: Allow the user to set the erase page size.

From: JÃrn Engel
Date: Fri Feb 15 2013 - 16:05:47 EST

On Fri, 15 February 2013 12:35:46 -0800, Patrick O'Grady wrote:
> Permit the user to specify the erase page size as a parameter.
> This solves two problems:
> - phram can access images made by mkfs.jffs2. mkfs.jffs2 won't
> create images with erase sizes less than 8KiB; many architectures
> define PAGE_SIZE as 4KiB.
> - Allows more effective use of small capacity devices. JFFS2
> needs somewhere between 2 and 5 empty pages for garbage collection;
> and for an NVRAM part with only 32KiB of space, a smaller erase page
> allows much better utilization in applications where garbage collection
> is important.
> Signed-off-by: Patrick O'Grady <patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I can't see any argument against this.

Reviewed-by: Joern Engel <joern@xxxxxxxxx>


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