Re: [PATCH 5/9] mtd: pxa3xx_nand: add support for the Marvell Berlin nand controller

From: Robert Jarzmik
Date: Tue Feb 10 2015 - 14:50:57 EST

Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:10:12 +0100
> Antoine Tenart <antoine.tenart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The nand controller on Marvell Berlin SoC reuse the pxa3xx nand driver
>> as it quite close. The process of sending commands can be compared to
>> the one of the Marvell armada 370: read and write commands are done in
>> chunks.
>> But the Berlin nand controller has some other specificities which
>> require some modifications of the pxa3xx nand driver:
>> - there are no IRQ available so we need to poll the status register: we
>> have to use our own cmdfunc Berlin function, and early on the probing
>> function.
>> - PAGEPROG are very different from the one used in the pxa3xx driver,
>> so we're using a specific process for this one
>> - the SEQIN command is equivalent to a READ0 command
>> - the RNDOUT command must be used to perform a read operation, and the
>> command is not NAND_CMD_RNDOUT
>> - the ERASE1 command is specific (0xd060)
>> Signed-off-by: Antoine Tenart <antoine.tenart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Given all the differences, the PIO mode instead of the current interrupt model,
and the berlin specific functions (nand_start, ...), wouldn't it be an idea to :
- extract the common functions to mrvl-nand-lib.c
- the remaining would be in pxa3xx_nand.c
- the new code will be in berlin_nand.c

All these ifs per variant will add complexity to the current driver, won't they


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