[ECOS] Flash infrastructure rework

Vivek Kumar vivek@employees.org
Fri Aug 6 16:40:00 GMT 2004


Some time back I wrote a generic cfi flash driver for our proprietary
system. Since we were thinking of making a possible port to the eCOS from
proprietary operating system I made the api so that they could be easily
with ecos operating system. I was planning to clean up the API's and post it

We have tested the flash drivers on following flashes and they seems quite

  - Alliance
  - AMD
  - Atmel
  - CSR/Fujitsu Flashes
  - EON
  - MXIC
  - SST

Being new to eCOS Iam not really sure about the exact procedure for
submitting a
patch, But I'll be glad to share my code if you are interested.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Lunn [mailto:andrew@lunn.ch]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 1:12 PM
> To: Doyle, Patrick
> Cc: eCos Disuss
> Subject: Re: [ECOS] Flash infrastructure rework
> 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?
>         Andrew

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