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cfi_flash: handle 'chip size exceeds address window' situation

On some boards we have flash mapped high in the address space with
considerably small window (say 0xFE000000 and 32MB). When we install
bigger chip (say 64MB) on such a board strange things happen
(flash_write() doesn't work at all, for ex). That's because cfi_flash
driver doesn't care about window size at all.
Of course, cleanest solution would probably be to just extend address
window to be able to map the whole flash but for legacy/compatibility
reasons some people prefer just truncate the flash size and never use
the upper part.
This patch adds an option for cfi_flash driver to handle this situation
properly. To achieve this we add the new function cfi_flash_bank_size()
which can be provided by the board code and weak-aliased to default
implementation that returns value from the CONFIG_SYS_FLASH_BANKS_SIZES
array if it's defined or 0 otherwise (the last case is added for
If non-zero flash bank size is provided and detected chip size is bigger
than provided address window size the warning will be displayed and
flash chip will be truncated.

Signed-off-by: Ilya Yanok <>

Changed cfi_flash_bank_size() return type to unsigned long
to match caller function.
Signed-off-by: Wolfgang Denk <>
Ilya Yanok 10 years ago
committed by Wolfgang Denk
1 changed files with 23 additions and 5 deletions
  1. +23

+ 23
- 5
drivers/mtd/cfi_flash.c View File

@ -85,6 +85,17 @@ static phys_addr_t __cfi_flash_bank_addr(int i)
phys_addr_t cfi_flash_bank_addr(int i)
__attribute__((weak, alias("__cfi_flash_bank_addr")));
static unsigned long __cfi_flash_bank_size(int i)
return ((unsigned long [])CONFIG_SYS_FLASH_BANKS_SIZES)[i];
return 0;
unsigned long cfi_flash_bank_size(int i)
__attribute__((weak, alias("__cfi_flash_bank_size")));
static void __flash_write8(u8 value, void *addr)
__raw_writeb(value, addr);
@ -1826,7 +1837,7 @@ static void flash_fixup_stm(flash_info_t *info, struct cfi_qry *qry)
* The following code cannot be run from FLASH!
ulong flash_get_size (phys_addr_t base, int banknum)
ulong flash_get_size (phys_addr_t base, int banknum, unsigned long max_size)
flash_info_t *info = &flash_info[banknum];
int i, j;
@ -1915,6 +1926,13 @@ ulong flash_get_size (phys_addr_t base, int banknum)
debug ("size_ratio %d port %d bits chip %d bits\n",
size_ratio, info->portwidth << CFI_FLASH_SHIFT_WIDTH,
info->chipwidth << CFI_FLASH_SHIFT_WIDTH);
info->size = 1 << qry.dev_size;
/* multiply the size by the number of chips */
info->size *= size_ratio;
if (max_size && (info->size > max_size)) {
debug("[truncated from %ldMiB]", info->size >> 20);
info->size = max_size;
debug ("found %d erase regions\n", num_erase_regions);
sect_cnt = 0;
sector = base;
@ -1935,6 +1953,8 @@ ulong flash_get_size (phys_addr_t base, int banknum)
debug ("erase_region_count = %d erase_region_size = %d\n",
erase_region_count, erase_region_size);
for (j = 0; j < erase_region_count; j++) {
if (sector - base >= info->size)
if (sect_cnt >= CONFIG_SYS_MAX_FLASH_SECT) {
printf("ERROR: too many flash sectors\n");
@ -1968,9 +1988,6 @@ ulong flash_get_size (phys_addr_t base, int banknum)
info->sector_count = sect_cnt;
info->size = 1 << qry.dev_size;
/* multiply the size by the number of chips */
info->size *= size_ratio;
info->buffer_size = 1 << le16_to_cpu(qry.max_buf_write_size);
tmp = 1 << qry.block_erase_timeout_typ;
info->erase_blk_tout = tmp *
@ -2026,7 +2043,8 @@ unsigned long flash_init (void)
flash_info[i].flash_id = FLASH_UNKNOWN;
if (!flash_detect_legacy(cfi_flash_bank_addr(i), i))
flash_get_size(cfi_flash_bank_addr(i), i);
flash_get_size(cfi_flash_bank_addr(i), i,
size += flash_info[i].size;
if (flash_info[i].flash_id == FLASH_UNKNOWN) {