Re: [PATCH] mtd: nand: fix bug writing 1 byte less than page size
From: Scott Wood
Date: Mon Jul 18 2016 - 18:37:33 EST
On Mon, 2016-07-18 at 11:04 +0200, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> 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
> > formula:
> > 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
> > multiple.
> > 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> 7ffÂÂ
> > 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")
That commit just moved the bad test; it was introduced inÂ29072b96078ffde3
("[MTD] NAND: add subpage write support").