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Date:   Wed, 6 May 2020 03:56:03 +0000
From:   Sagar Kadam <sagar.kadam@...ive.com>
To:     Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@...belt.com>
CC:     "tudor.ambarus@...rochip.com" <tudor.ambarus@...rochip.com>,
        "miquel.raynal@...tlin.com" <miquel.raynal@...tlin.com>,
        "richard@....at" <richard@....at>,
        "vigneshr@...com" <vigneshr@...com>,
        Paul Walmsley <paul.walmsley@...ive.com>,
        "linux-riscv@...ts.infradead.org" <linux-riscv@...ts.infradead.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org" <linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH 1/2] riscv: defconfig: enable spi nor on Hifive Unleashed
 A00 board.

Hi Palmer,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@...belt.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:54 AM
> To: Sagar Kadam <sagar.kadam@...ive.com>
> Cc: tudor.ambarus@...rochip.com; miquel.raynal@...tlin.com;
> richard@....at; vigneshr@...com; Paul Walmsley
> <paul.walmsley@...ive.com>; linux-riscv@...ts.infradead.org; linux-
> kernel@...r.kernel.org; linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org
> Subject: RE: [PATCH 1/2] riscv: defconfig: enable spi nor on Hifive Unleashed
> A00 board.
> 
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> 
> On Tue, 05 May 2020 00:18:45 PDT (-0700), sagar.kadam@...ive.com wrote:
> > Hello Palmer,
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@...belt.com>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:40 AM
> >> To: Sagar Kadam <sagar.kadam@...ive.com>
> >> Cc: tudor.ambarus@...rochip.com; miquel.raynal@...tlin.com;
> >> richard@....at; vigneshr@...com; Paul Walmsley
> >> <paul.walmsley@...ive.com>; linux-riscv@...ts.infradead.org; linux-
> >> kernel@...r.kernel.org; linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org; Sagar Kadam
> >> <sagar.kadam@...ive.com>
> >> Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] riscv: defconfig: enable spi nor on Hifive
> Unleashed
> >> A00 board.
> >>
> >> [External Email] Do not click links or attachments unless you recognize
> the
> >> sender and know the content is safe
> >>
> >> On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 02:58:51 PDT (-0700), sagar.kadam@...ive.com
> wrote:
> >> > Enable MTD based SPI-NOR framework in order to use spi flash
> available
> >> > on HiFive Unleashed A00 board.
> >> >
> >> > Signed-off-by: Sagar Shrikant Kadam <sagar.kadam@...ive.com>
> >> > ---
> >> >  arch/riscv/configs/defconfig | 2 ++
> >> >  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> >> >
> >> > diff --git a/arch/riscv/configs/defconfig
> >> > b/arch/riscv/configs/defconfig index 4da4886..970580b 100644
> >> > --- a/arch/riscv/configs/defconfig
> >> > +++ b/arch/riscv/configs/defconfig
> >> > @@ -80,6 +80,8 @@ CONFIG_USB_STORAGE=y  CONFIG_USB_UAS=y
> >> CONFIG_MMC=y
> >> > CONFIG_MMC_SPI=y
> >> > +CONFIG_MTD=y
> >> > +CONFIG_MTD_SPI_NOR=y
> >> >  CONFIG_RTC_CLASS=y
> >> >  CONFIG_VIRTIO_PCI=y
> >> >  CONFIG_VIRTIO_BALLOON=y
> >>
> >> From the second patch's description I'm assuming that MTD still
> functions
> >> correctly without that change?
> >
> > Yes Palmer, the second patch is to enable QUAD write to nor flash..
> > MTD  function's correctly without second patch.
> >
> > Using the character interface (/dev/mtd0) mtd_utils (mtd_debug :
> erase/read/write) work fine.
> > We might require CONFIG_MTD_BLOCK, CONFIG_MTD_CMDLINE_PARTS
> in order to use MTD partitioning.
> > IMHO it can be at user's choice weather to use flash partitions or not, so I
> have not enabled. Please let me
> > know if I should enable these features as well.
> 
> Looks like arm64 has these:
> 
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_BLOCK=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_CFI=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_CFI_ADV_OPTIONS=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_CFI_INTELEXT=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_CFI_AMDSTD=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_CFI_STAA=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_PHYSMAP=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_PHYSMAP_OF=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_DATAFLASH=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_SST25L=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_RAW_NAND=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_NAND_DENALI_DT=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_NAND_MARVELL=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_NAND_FSL_IFC=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_NAND_QCOM=y
> arch/arm64/configs/defconfig:CONFIG_MTD_SPI_NOR=y
> 
> so I think we're good with just what you have here: MTD_BLOCK doesn't
> seem that
> useful, and the rest are drivers.  That said, these (along with SPI and
> SPI_SIFIVE) should really be in Kconfig.socs rather than defconfig.  Can you
> send a patch that does that?
> 

Yes sure, I will send a V2 series, where SPI,  SPI_SIFIVE,  MTD, 
and MTD_SPI_NOR will be a part of Kconfig.socs.

Thanks & BR,
Sagar Kadam

> >
> > To demonstrate a bit more with linux 5.7-rc3
> >
> > Specify on U-boot prompt:
> > # setenv bootargs "root=/dev/ram rw console=ttySIF0
> mtdparts=spi0.0:1024k(loader1),4096K(loader2),26M(rootfs)"
> >
> > After booting linux will enumerate mtd partitions:
> > # cat /proc/mtd
> > dev:    size   erasesize  name
> > mtd0: 00100000 00001000 "loader1"
> > mtd1: 00400000 00001000 "loader2"
> > mtd2: 01a00000 00001000 "rootfs"
> >
> > # cat /proc/partitions
> > major minor  #blocks  name
> >   31        0       1024 mtdblock0
> >   31        1       4096 mtdblock1
> >   31        2      26624 mtdblock2
> >
> > #Format mtdblock2 with mkfs.ext3/4 and mount results in
> > # mkfs.ext3 /dev/mtdblock2
> > mke2fs 1.44.5 (15-Dec-2018)
> > /dev/mtdblock2 contains a ext3 file system
> >         last mounted on /mnt on Thu Jan  1 00:00:14 1970
> > Proceed anyway? (y,N) y
> > Creating filesystem with 26624 1k blocks and 6656 inodes
> > Filesystem UUID: 1b09252d-e313-430c-9ecb-79b0cef003ca
> > Superblock backups stored on blocks:
> >         8193, 24577
> >
> > Allocating group tables: done
> > Writing inode tables: done
> > Creating journal (1024 blocks): done
> > Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
> >
> > # mount
> > none on / type rootfs (rw)
> > proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
> > devpts on /dev/pts type devpts
> (rw,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=666)
> > tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=777)
> > tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
> > tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,mode=755)
> > sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
> > /dev/mtdblock2 on /mnt type ext3 (rw,relatime)
> >
> > Thanks & BR,
> > Sagar Kadam

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