[RFC] Adding MTD to device tree
sshtylyov at ru.mvista.com
Sun Aug 13 03:43:51 EST 2006
Milton Miller wrote:
>>>+ h) MTD nodes
>>>+ Memory Technology Devices are flash, ROM, and similar chips, often used
>>>+ for solid state file systems on embedded devices.
>>>+ Required properties:
>>>+ - device_type : has to be "mtd"
>>>+ - compatible : Should be the name of the MTD driver. Currently, this is
>>>+ most likely to be "physmap".
>>>+ - reg : Offset and length of the register set for the device.
>>I would prefer to call them something different in the device tree.
>>The name 'mtd' is very specific to Linux, but the device tree
>>is a more generic concept.
"Memory type devices" are specific to Linux? Doubt it. :-)
In fact, device type "flash" sounds too restrictive.
>>I understand that the booting-without-of.txt file is by definition
>>Linux specific as well, but we should be prepared for making parts
>>of it a OS independent binding at the point where we put the same
>>device nodes into actual OF implementations that able to boot
>>different operating systems.
>>I would prefer a naming that has
>> Required properties:
>> - device_type : one of "nand-flash", "nor-flash", or "rom".
>> - model : an identifier for the actual controller chip used.
>> - compatible : Should be the name of the MTD driver. For
>> type "rom", this is most likely "physmap".
> I'm with your suggestion for device_type and model, but not
> compatable. "physmap"? What kind of device is that? A
Directly mapped NOR flash or ROM I think.
> command set name, maybe with a width, would be
That'd be pretty useless if you don't let Linux know which MTD *map*
driver to use. And I have specified the "bank-width" prop.
> appropriate. Physmap is the name of another linux driver.
And the role of the "compatible" prop is exactly to help OS in selecting
> Something like direct or linear might be appropriate for a rom,
> where just address and length appear.
I agree that "linear" or "direct" may be better variants.
> Even rom would be better than physmap.
Doubt it since the ROM is the only one thing (and even the least probable)
that we're going to support.
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