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Date:   Mon, 4 Oct 2021 18:21:35 +0200
From:   Jan Hoffmann <jan@....eu>
To:     Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@...tlin.com>,
        Richard Weinberger <richard@....at>,
        Vignesh Raghavendra <vigneshr@...com>,
        Tudor Ambarus <Tudor.Ambarus@...rochip.com>
Cc:     linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        stable@...r.kernel.org,
        Kestrel seventyfour <kestrelseventyfour@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 9/9] mtd: rawnand: xway: Keep the driver compatible with
 on-die ECC engines

Hi Miquèl,

> Hi Jan,
> 
> miquel.raynal@...tlin.com wrote on Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:22:48 +0200:
> 
>> Following the introduction of the generic ECC engine infrastructure, it
>> was necessary to reorganize the code and move the ECC configuration in
>> the ->attach_chip() hook. Failing to do that properly lead to a first
>> series of fixes supposed to stabilize the situation. Unfortunately, this
>> only fixed the use of software ECC engines, preventing any other kind of
>> engine to be used, including on-die ones.
>>
>> It is now time to (finally) fix the situation by ensuring that we still
>> provide a default (eg. software ECC) but will still support different
>> ECC engines such as on-die ECC engines if properly described in the
>> device tree.
>>
>> There are no changes needed on the core side in order to do this, but we
>> just need to leverage the logic there which allows:
>> 1- a subsystem default (set to Host engines in the raw NAND world)
>> 2- a driver specific default (here set to software ECC engines)
>> 3- any type of engine requested by the user (ie. described in the DT)
>>
>> As the raw NAND subsystem has not yet been fully converted to the ECC
>> engine infrastructure, in order to provide a default ECC engine for this
>> driver we need to set chip->ecc.engine_type *before* calling
>> nand_scan(). During the initialization step, the core will consider this
>> entry as the default engine for this driver. This value may of course
>> be overloaded by the user if the usual DT properties are provided.
>>
>> Fixes: d525914b5bd8 ("mtd: rawnand: xway: Move the ECC initialization to ->attach_chip()")
>> Cc: stable@...r.kernel.org
>> Cc: Jan Hoffmann <jan@....eu>
> 
> I think you already tested this change and validated it, would you mind
> providing your Tested-by?

Yes, I tested this on a device using software ECC (Fritzbox 7412 with
Toshiba NAND chip) and on a device using on-die ECC (Fritzbox 7362 SL
with Micron NAND chip).

Tested-by: Jan Hoffmann <jan@....eu>

>> Cc: Kestrel seventyfour <kestrelseventyfour@...il.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@...tlin.com>
>> ---
>>   drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c | 12 +++++++++---
>>   1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c b/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c
>> index 26751976e502..236fd8c5a958 100644
>> --- a/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c
>> +++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/xway_nand.c
>> @@ -148,9 +148,8 @@ static void xway_write_buf(struct nand_chip *chip, const u_char *buf, int len)
>>   
>>   static int xway_attach_chip(struct nand_chip *chip)
>>   {
>> -	chip->ecc.engine_type = NAND_ECC_ENGINE_TYPE_SOFT;
>> -
>> -	if (chip->ecc.algo == NAND_ECC_ALGO_UNKNOWN)
>> +	if (chip->ecc.engine_type == NAND_ECC_ENGINE_TYPE_SOFT &&
>> +	    chip->ecc.algo == NAND_ECC_ALGO_UNKNOWN)
>>   		chip->ecc.algo = NAND_ECC_ALGO_HAMMING;
>>   
>>   	return 0;
>> @@ -219,6 +218,13 @@ static int xway_nand_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>>   		    | NAND_CON_SE_P | NAND_CON_WP_P | NAND_CON_PRE_P
>>   		    | cs_flag, EBU_NAND_CON);
>>   
>> +	/*
>> +	 * This driver assumes that the default ECC engine should be TYPE_SOFT.
>> +	 * Set ->engine_type before registering the NAND devices in order to
>> +	 * provide a driver specific default value.
>> +	 */
>> +	data->chip.ecc.engine_type = NAND_ECC_ENGINE_TYPE_SOFT;
>> +
>>   	/* Scan to find existence of the device */
>>   	err = nand_scan(&data->chip, 1);
>>   	if (err)
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Miquèl
> 

Thanks,
Jan

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