Re: pxa3xx_nand times out in 4.14 with JFFS2
From: Miquel RAYNAL
Date: Sun Dec 17 2017 - 16:48:15 EST
On Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:26:11 +0100
Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:16:50 +0100
> Willy Tarreau <w@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 06:01:29PM -0300, Ezequiel Garcia wrote:
> > > On 17 December 2017 at 16:00, Willy Tarreau <w@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 07:07:46PM +0100, Boris Brezillon
> > > > wrote:
> > > >> > > This would guarantee that devices with factory bad blocks,
> > > >> > > (and no BBT), would be OK with this patch.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > I see. I'm fine with trying provided I have reasonably good
> > > >> > assurance that I won't have to go through the kwboot pain
> > > >> > again :-/
> > > >>
> > > >> There's a easy test you can do without scrubing the NAND:
> > > >> 1/ comment the nand-on-flash-bbt property in your DT (this
> > > >> will trigger a full scan)
> > > >> 2/ from u-boot (before booting the kernel), erase a block that
> > > >> you know contains nothing important
> > > >> 3/ during the kernel scan, make sure this block is not
> > > >> reported as bad
> > > >
> > > > OK so I tried and never faced any error. Thus I also attempted
> > > > to mark a bad block in u-boot, it appeared in the bad blocks
> > > > table, then I had to scrub the whole table to get rid of it.
> > > > Each time when I booted I saw the message "Scanning device for
> > > > bad blocks" but no error ever happened. So I hope it's OK.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Nice. Thanks a lot Willy. I think this acks Boris' patch.
> > You're welcome, you and Boris fixed my problem very quickly
> > allowing me to continue to prepare my new router :-)
> > BTW, Boris please don't forget to mark your fix for -stable.
> Actually, if things go well it will only be applied to stable
> releases (I really hope we'll be able to switch to Miquel's driver in
> 4.16). BTW, if you have some time, maybe you can test Miquel's 
> branch and let us know if it still works properly.
As Boris said, we would really welcome a test of this branch, because
you almost have the same setup as Sean in the thread "pxa3xx: wait time
out when scanning for bb" and I am running out of explanation for his
problem unless it is related to U-Boot. So if you could try booting
with and without the on-flash-bbt property and report whether it fails
or not it would be of great help!
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