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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 4/4] mtd: Add driver for concatenating devices
Hi Vignesh,

Vignesh Raghavendra <vigneshr@ti.com> wrote on Wed, 4 Dec 2019 15:28:46
+0530:

> Hi Miquel,
>
> On 27/11/19 4:25 pm, Miquel Raynal wrote:
> > Introduce a generic way to define concatenated MTD devices. This may
> > be very useful in the case of ie. stacked SPI-NOR. Partitions to
> > concatenate are described in an additional property of the partitions
> > subnode:
> >
> > flash0 {
> > partitions {
> > compatible = "fixed-partitions";
> > part-concat = <&flash0_part1>, <&flash1_part0>;
> >
> > part0@0 {
> > label = "part0_0";
> > reg = <0x0 0x800000>;
> > };
> >
> > flash0_part1: part1@800000 {
> > label = "part0_1";
> > reg = <0x800000 0x800000>;
> > };
> > };
> > };
>
> IIUC flash0 and flash1 are subnodes of a SPI master node?
> And I believe flash0 node's compatible is "jedec,spi-nor"?

Indeed this is one possibility (probably the most common) but in theory
this should work for any kind of MTD device, hence I voluntarily
dropped the hardware-specific properties to focus on the partitions
description here.

>
>
> >
> > flash1 {
> > partitions {
> > compatible = "fixed-partitions";
> >
> > flash0_part1: part1@0 {
>
> s/flash0_part1/flash1_part0?

Right!

>
> > label = "part1_0";
> > reg = <0x0 0x800000>;
> > };
> >
> > part0@800000 {
> > label = "part1_1";
> > reg = <0x800000 0x800000>;
> > };
> > };
> > };
> >
>
> For my understanding, how many /dev/mtdX entries would this create?

If the master is retained (Kconfig option) and thanks to the common
partitioning scheme, we would have:
* flash0 (mtd0)
* part0_0 (mtd1)
* part0_1 (mtd2)
* flash1 (mtd3)
* part1_0 (mtd4)
* part1_1 (mtd5)

If we enable this driver, we would also get an additional device:
* mtd2-mtd4-concat (or part0_1-part1_0-concat, I don't recall the exact
name) being mtd6.


Thanks,
Miquèl

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