[ECOS] Flash infrastructure rework

Andrew Lunn andrew@lunn.ch
Wed Aug 4 20:12:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 04:06:49PM -0400, Doyle, Patrick wrote:
> > > Regardless, I might want to beta test it for you -- I have 
> > > been working with a board that has two different FLASH
> > > devices on it.  I'll have to give that one a little think.
> > 
> > That would be great. That is exactly the sort of thing this new code
> > is for.
> > 
> > What are the two devices? I have drivers for strata and sst.
> > 
> One is ths strata, the other (looking at ecos.db to refresh my memory) is
> the AMD_AM29XXXXX driver.

OK. Its actually quite easy to convert to the new driver API, so it
should not take too long before you have a working system.

> Plus, I want to rework my strata flash patches
> that I posted some time ago (and have not yet been accepted, because they
> were so extensive) to be an entirely new flash device driver, a cfi_flash
> driver. Perhaps you have already accomplished that for me in your new
> strata driver.

No, we have just ported the existing strata driver to the new API. I
was thinking about writing a cfi_flash driver, but i want to get my
current code committed first. Thats also why i not looked at your
strata patches.
> Of course, now that you mention strata, I could probably beta test your
> patch on our two boards as well.

Great. Do you have jtag hardware to recover them if it all goes wrong?


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