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From: "Cédric Le Goater" <clg@kaod.org>
To: Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon@collabora.com>
Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Vignesh Raghavendra <vigneshr@ti.com>,
	linux-aspeed@lists.ozlabs.org,
	Tudor Ambarus <tudor.ambarus@microchip.com>,
	Andrew Jeffery <andrew@aj.id.au>,
	Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>,
	Marek Vasut <marek.vasut@gmail.com>,
	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org, Joel Stanley <joel@jms.id.au>,
	Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@bootlin.com>,
	Brian Norris <computersforpeace@gmail.com>,
	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Add read training
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:37:49 +0200
Message-ID: <b1db5178-69b4-e061-4237-5b24d14aeb1f@kaod.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191011162919.77b05cf8@dhcp-172-31-174-146.wireless.concordia.ca>

On 11/10/2019 16:29, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:55:25 +0200
> Cédric Le Goater <clg@kaod.org> wrote:
> 
>  
>>> (how can you determine if timings are good when IO pins always
>>> stay high). Don't we have a command that return non-ff/non-0 data while
>>> still being predictable and immutable?   
>>
>> Not that I know of on these controllers.
> 
> It's not really a controller thing, more a chip thing. The ideal
> solution would be to have a loopback mode or an internal SRAM you can
> write then read back, but AFAICT it doesn't exists. There's the SFDP
> table as Vignesh mentioned, but we have the following problems:
> 
> 1/ it might be too small (definitely < 16k)
> 2/ some NORs don't support SFDP (maybe not the ones we care about
>    though)


Yes. The approach we follow has good results, once the data is 
qualified as good enough for the training. 

We had some issues back in 2014 with some chips on early systems 
and I think we could reduce the amount of the data read and the 
number of loops now. 

Thanks,

C. 


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Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-04 11:59 [PATCH 00/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: AST2600 support and extensions Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 01/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Use command mode for reads Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 02/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Add support for SPI dual IO read mode Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 03/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Link controller with the ahb clock Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 04/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Add read training Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-11 12:28   ` Boris Brezillon
2019-10-11 13:13     ` Vignesh Raghavendra
2019-10-11 14:03       ` Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-11 13:55     ` Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-11 14:29       ` Boris Brezillon
2019-10-11 14:37         ` Cédric Le Goater [this message]
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 05/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Limit the maximum SPI frequency Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 06/16] mtd: spi-nor: fix options for mx66l51235f Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 16:23   ` Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 07/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Add support for the 4B opcodes Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 08/16] mtd: spi-nor: Add support for w25q512jv Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 09/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Introduce a field for the AHB physical address Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 10/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Introduce segment operations Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 11/16] dt-bindings: mtd: aspeed-smc: Add new comptatible for AST2600 Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-15 19:26   ` Rob Herring
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 12/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Add initial support for the AST2600 Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 11:59 ` [PATCH 13/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Check for disabled segments on " Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 12:09 ` [PATCH 14/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Introduce training operations per platform Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 12:09   ` [PATCH 15/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Introduce a HCLK mask for training Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-04 12:09   ` [PATCH 16/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: Add read training support for the AST2600 Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-09 20:55 ` [PATCH 00/16] mtd: spi-nor: aspeed: AST2600 support and extensions Boris Brezillon
2019-10-10 23:47   ` Joel Stanley
2019-10-11  6:45     ` Boris Brezillon
2019-10-11  9:29       ` Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-11  9:51         ` Boris Brezillon
2019-10-11 11:47           ` Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-11 12:07             ` Boris Brezillon
2019-10-11 13:07               ` Cédric Le Goater
2019-10-11 14:01                 ` Boris Brezillon

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