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Date:	Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:02:39 -0400
From:	Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@...com>
To:	Warner Losh <imp@...imp.com>
CC:	Brian Norris <computersforpeace@...il.com>,
	Ivan Khoronzhuk <ivan.khoronzhuk@...com>,
	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>, <galak@...eaurora.org>,
	<robh+dt@...nel.org>, <pawel.moll@....com>, <mark.rutland@....com>,
	<ijc+devicetree@...lion.org.uk>, <rob@...dley.net>,
	Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@....linux.org.uk>,
	<grygorii.strashko@...com>, <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
	<linux-doc@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
	<linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org>,
	Murali Karicheri <m-karicheri2@...com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] mtd: davinci-nand: add dts property for NAND_NO_SUBPAGE_WRITE
 option

On Thursday 20 March 2014 01:44 PM, Warner Losh wrote:
> 
> On Mar 20, 2014, at 11:37 AM, Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@...com> wrote:
> 
>>
>>
>> On Thursday 20 March 2014 01:29 PM, Brian Norris wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 01:12:35PM -0400, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>> Boris,
>>>
>>> Who's Boris? And why should Boris be taking this patch? It's an MTD
>>> patch.
>>>
>> I got your name completely wrong. Sorry....
>>
>>>> On Thursday 20 March 2014 01:06 PM, Ivan Khoronzhuk wrote:
>>>>> From: Murali Karicheri <m-karicheri2@...com>
>>>>>
>>>>> After testing NAND flash with ubifs for k2hk-emv board were committed
>>>>> that flash doesn't support subpage writing, so we can fix it by
>>>>> adding a property to disable subpage write.
>>>
>>> What flash? We try to autodetect NAND as much as possible. Perhaps we
>>> should be adding infrastructure support instead of hacking it with a DT
>>> property.
>>>
>> We can't auto detect it and thats why the DT approach was taken. We
>> will double check that.
> 
> I though sub page writing was one of the fields in the onfi and/or jedec(toggle) meta data structures. Have you looked there?
> 
Am not sure if I follow you. The limitation is from the TI NAND controller(AEMIF) and
not the NAND memory. 

regards,
Santosh
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