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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging:mt29f_spinand: MT29F2G failing as only 16-bit arguments and variables used for addressing.
Hi Dan,

On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 15:05:51 +0300
Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 01, 2018 at 11:24:19AM +0800, Jheng-Jhong Wu wrote:
> > For NAND flash chips with more than 1Gbit (e.g. MT29F2G) more than 16 bits
> > are necessary to address the correct page. The driver sets the address for
> > more than 16 bits, but it uses 16-bit arguments and variables (these are
> > page_id, block_id, row) to do address operations. Obviously, these
> > arguments and variables cannot deal with more than 16-bit address.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jheng-Jhong Wu <goodwater.wu@gmail.com>
>
> This seems reasonable... It would be needed to make commit 6efb21d6d0e7
> ("staging:mt29f_spinand: MT29F2G failing as only 16 bits used for
> addressing.") work. It also fixes a static checker warning.
>
> My only concern is that the mtd/nand code seems to use -1 as a magical
> page_id. For example:

Yes, -1 means "don't issue the row/page address cycles", though I
don't think page can be -1 for NAND_CMD_READ{1,0} commands.

Anyway, if you want this patch merged to fix a static checker warning,
I'm fine with that. In any case, I still plan to send a patch removing
this driver for v4.20, so, anyone using this driver should start
testing the new SPI NAND driver (drivers/mtd/nand/spi) and tweak/fix
the new implementation if needed.

Regards,

Boris

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