direct access to Flash from userland

Dave Littell littelld at
Thu Sep 4 09:35:14 EST 2008

Hi all,

I have a CFI Flash device which has some non-CFI commands I need to
issue from userland.  I've tried mmap() of the mtdblock device, but that
only yielded a corrupted Flash as my non-CFI command sequences were
simply written to Flash.  An attempted mmap() of the character mtd
device fails the mmap() call.

Is there a way for a userland application to issue non-CFI commands
directly to a Flash device?  (This is a 2.6.18-based kernel on a AMCC
PPC440EPx platform.)


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