[PATCH v2 0/2] mtd: spi-nor: add a stateless method to support memory size above 128Mib

From: Cyrille Pitchen
Date: Thu Dec 08 2016 - 07:42:09 EST

Hi all,

this series of patches is based on next-20161208 and can also be applied
to the git://github.com/spi-nor/linux.git tree.
It has been extracted from the SFDP series and is resent as a standalone

This series fixes compatibility issue between Linux and many bootloaders
when using SPI flash with size greater than 128Mib.

Indeed, before this series, Linux used to make the SPI flash memory enter
its 4-byte address mode when its size is greater than 128Mib: The very
same Fast Read 1-1-z op code is used, for instance Fast Read 1-1-4 (6Bh)
but once in 4-byte address mode, the SPI flash memory now expects a 4-byte
address following the op code instead of a 3-byte address.
This solution is statefull: it changes the internal state of the memory.

Hence, when the CPU is reset but not the memory, many bootloaders are not
aware of this internal state change at the memory side, don't know how to
handle this and still send one Fast Read op code followed by a 3-byte
address. So the bootloader fails to read data from the SPI flash memory.


v1 -> v2:
- collect Acked-by for patch 1.
- replace the dichotomic search by a simple for() loop for better clarity
purpose in patch 2.

Cyrille Pitchen (2):
mtd: spi-nor: rename SPINOR_OP_* macros of the 4-byte address op codes
mtd: spi-nor: add a stateless method to support memory size above

drivers/mtd/devices/serial_flash_cmds.h | 7 ---
drivers/mtd/devices/st_spi_fsm.c | 28 ++++++------
drivers/mtd/spi-nor/spi-nor.c | 78 ++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
drivers/spi/spi-bcm-qspi.c | 6 +--
include/linux/mtd/spi-nor.h | 22 +++++++---
5 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 51 deletions(-)