Re: [PATCH v2 4/4] mtd: gpmi: update the ecc step size for mtd_info{}

From: Brian Norris
Date: Sat Aug 10 2013 - 03:53:34 EST

On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM, Brian Norris
<computersforpeace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 04:46:46PM +0800, Huang Shijie wrote:
>> update the ecc step size when we have already get the right value.
>> Signed-off-by: Huang Shijie <b32955@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-nand.c | 1 +
>> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>> diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-nand.c b/drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-nand.c
>> index 53180da..bc598e6 100644
>> --- a/drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-nand.c
>> +++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-nand.c
>> @@ -1598,6 +1598,7 @@ static int gpmi_pre_bbt_scan(struct gpmi_nand_data *this)
>> /* Adjust the ECC strength according to the chip. */
>> this->nand.ecc.strength = this->bch_geometry.ecc_strength;
>> this->mtd.ecc_strength = this->bch_geometry.ecc_strength;
>> + this->mtd.ecc_step = this->bch_geometry.ecc_chunk_size;
> Why do you need a special case here for gpmi-nand? GPMI should be
> initializing nand_ecc_ctrl.size (this->ecc.size) to something meaningful

Correction: should be this->nand.ecc.size

> instead of directly setting to 1. Then nand_base will take care of
> setting mtd.ecc_step.
> Along the same line, you shouldn't need to directly override
> mtd.ecc_strength here; you should be setting this->ecc.strength
> appropriately.

Correction: should be this->nand.ecc.strength. And another correction:
you are already setting this field, but you are doing it in the wrong

> I see several instances here where gpmi-nand is hacking around
> nand_base, rather than using its intended infrastructure.
> The right way seems to be to avoid nand_scan() directly but instead to
> use nand_scan_ident() and nand_scan_tail() separately (that's what
> they're exported for) so that you can initialize any geometry-related
> options before nand_scan_tail() does the last steps.
> In the end, you shouldn't be needing to override this->scan_bbt at all,
> since you really intend to use the default implementation; you just are
> doing this to hack around your issues. In fact, I think every use of
> nand_default_bbt() outside of nand_base is a design mistake.
>> this->mtd.bitflip_threshold = this->bch_geometry.ecc_strength;
>> /* NAND boot init, depends on the gpmi_set_geometry(). */

Sorry for the above mistakes, but the argument still holds. In fact,
it's somewhat stronger, because gpmi-nand has to assign the same
information to two different (redundant) fields
(this->nand.ecc.strength and this->mtd.ecc_strength) because it is not
using the proper layering here.

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