Re: [PATCH 1/7] [RFC] UBI: Add checkpoint on-chip layout

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Fri May 11 2012 - 15:15:47 EST

Am 11.05.2012 20:56, schrieb Artem Bityutskiy:
> I think this is not a good enough justification. I think we may use
> 0xFFFFFFFF and other high EC values to indicate that the block was bad
> or erroneous or whatever.

Okay, then we have to store all PEB ec values. (used, free, erroneous and scrub)
This is not a big deal.
As I said, currently only used and free PEBs are stored.

I think we need also a better solution for the protection queue.
My current solution (ubi_flush_prot_queue) is not the right thing.
Today I've observed a data corruption issue an I'm sure it happened
because fastmap did the wrong thing with the protection queue.
The problem is that a PEB in the protection queue is not visible to fastmap.
(Because it writes only used and free PEBs on the flash).

> BTW, did you think about scenario of moving dumping UBI2 on on one
> device with one bad PEBs distribution and then flashing it to a
> different device with a different bad PEB distribution? What would
> happen when we have fastmap enabled? Also, what if I write it to a
> larger flash with otherwise the same geometry?
> I guess we could detect these things and fall-back to scanning?

Falling back to scanning is easy.
But how can we detect such a change?


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