Re: [PATCH] mtd: nand: fix bug writing 1 byte less than page size
From: Boris Brezillon
Date: Mon Jul 18 2016 - 05:04:38 EST
On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:39:18 +0200
Hector Palacios <hector.palacios@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> nand_do_write_ops() determines if it is writing a partial page with the
> part_pagewr = (column || writelen < (mtd->writesize - 1))
> When 'writelen' is exactly 1 byte less than the NAND page size the formula
> equates to zero, so the code doesn't process it as a partial write,
> although it should.
> As a consequence the function remains in the while(1) loop with 'writelen'
> becoming 0xffffffff and iterating endlessly.
> The bug may not be easy to reproduce in Linux since user space tools
> usually force the padding or round-up the write size to a page-size
> This was discovered in U-Boot where the issue can be reproduced by
> writing any size that is 1 byte less than a page-size multiple.
> For example, on a NAND with 2K page (0x800):
> => nand erase.part <partition>
> => nand write $loadaddr <partition> 7ff
> Signed-off-by: Hector Palacios <hector.palacios@xxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Brian, can you take this patch in your tree.
As usual, I'm unsure whether we should Cc stable or not, but we
should at least add
Fixes: 66507c7bc8895 ("mtd: nand: Add support to use nand_base poi databuf as bounce buffer")
> drivers/mtd/nand/nand_base.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/nand_base.c b/drivers/mtd/nand/nand_base.c
> index 0b0dc29d2af7..77533f7f2429 100644
> --- a/drivers/mtd/nand/nand_base.c
> +++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/nand_base.c
> @@ -2610,7 +2610,7 @@ static int nand_do_write_ops(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t to,
> int cached = writelen > bytes && page != blockmask;
> uint8_t *wbuf = buf;
> int use_bufpoi;
> - int part_pagewr = (column || writelen < (mtd->writesize - 1));
> + int part_pagewr = (column || writelen < mtd->writesize);
> if (part_pagewr)
> use_bufpoi = 1;