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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mtd: spi-nor: use 16-bit WRR command when QE is set on spansion flashes
Hi Tudor,

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 5:47 PM <Tudor.Ambarus@microchip.com> wrote:
> On 06/11/2019 11:35 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 8:24 AM <Tudor.Ambarus@microchip.com> wrote:
> >> From: Tudor Ambarus <tudor.ambarus@microchip.com>
> >>
> >> SPI memory devices from different manufacturers have widely
> >> different configurations for Status, Control and Configuration
> >> registers. JEDEC 216C defines a new map for these common register
> >> bits and their functions, and describes how the individual bits may
> >> be accessed for a specific device. For the JEDEC 216B compliant
> >> flashes, we can partially deduce Status and Configuration registers
> >> functions by inspecting the 16th DWORD of BFPT. Older flashes that
> >> don't declare the SFDP tables (SPANSION FL512SAIFG1 311QQ063 A ©11
> >> SPANSION) let the software decide how to interact with these registers.
> >>
> >> The commit dcb4b22eeaf4 ("spi-nor: s25fl512s supports region locking")
> >> uncovered a probe error for s25fl512s, when the QUAD bit CR[1] was set
> >> in the bootloader. When this bit is set, only the Write Register
> >> WRR command format with 16 data bits may be used, WRR with 8 bits
> >> is not recognized and hence the error when trying to clear the block
> >> protection bits.
> >>
> >> Fix the above by using 16-bits WRR command when Quad bit is set.
> >>
> >> Backward compatibility should be fine. The newly introduced
> >> spi_nor_spansion_clear_sr_bp() is tightly coupled with the
> >> spansion_quad_enable() function. Both assume that the Write Register
> >> with 16 bits, together with the Read Configuration Register (35h)
> >> instructions are supported.
> >>
> >> Reported-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
> >> Signed-off-by: Tudor Ambarus <tudor.ambarus@microchip.com>
> >> ---
> >> Geert, Jonas,
> >>
> >> This patch is compile-tested only. I don't have the flash, I need your
> >> help for testing this.
> >
> > Thanks, this revives access to the s25fl512s on Koelsch.
> >
> > Fixes: dcb4b22eeaf44f91 ("spi-nor: s25fl512s supports region locking")
>
> I didn't add the Fixes tag because this commit helped us discover a case that
> has not been taken into consideration before. It didn't introduce a bug, but
> rather revealed one. However, it's not the time to walk over this thin line, so
> I'll add it, thanks!

Good. Fixes also serves as an indicator that if dcb4b22eeaf44f91 is
backported to stable, the "fix" must be backported, too.

> > Tested-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>Hi Tudor,
> >
> > Two questions below...
> >
> >> --- a/drivers/mtd/spi-nor/spi-nor.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/mtd/spi-nor/spi-nor.c
> >
> >> +static int spi_nor_spansion_clear_sr_bp(struct spi_nor *nor)
> >> +{
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >> + * When the configuration register QUAD bit CR[1] is 1, only
> >> + * the WRR command format with 16 data bits may be used.
> >
> > s/WRR/WRSR/?
>
> S25FL512S named it "Write Registers" command and chose the "WRR" acronym.
> JESD216D names it "Write Register" command and doesn't suggest an acronym. I'll
> s/"WRR"/"Write Register command", to use the JESD216D naming and avoid confusion.
>
> I also forgot to describe int (*clear_sr_bp), v2 will follow. Will keep the R-b
> and T-b tags since I'll just update comments.

OK. Thanks!

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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