mtd: nand: davinci: add comment on NAND subpage write status on keystone

Message ID 079de6bbc3285ab09e4ac25e78b947286080cee5.1490884624.git.nsekhar@ti.com
State New
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Commit Message

Sekhar Nori March 30, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Add a comment clarifying that NAND subpage write on keystone works,
but is not being enabled in the interest of backward compatibility.

Signed-off-by: Sekhar Nori <nsekhar@ti.com>

---
 drivers/mtd/nand/davinci_nand.c | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

-- 
2.9.0


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diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/davinci_nand.c b/drivers/mtd/nand/davinci_nand.c
index 27fa8b87cd5f..531c51991e57 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/nand/davinci_nand.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/davinci_nand.c
@@ -581,6 +581,17 @@  static struct davinci_nand_pdata
 			"ti,davinci-nand-use-bbt"))
 			pdata->bbt_options = NAND_BBT_USE_FLASH;
 
+		/*
+		 * Since kernel v4.8, this driver has been fixed to enable
+		 * use of 4-bit hardware ECC with subpages and verified on
+		 * TI's keystone EVMs (K2L, K2HK and K2E).
+		 * However, in the interest of not breaking systems using
+		 * existing UBI partitions, sub-page writes are not being
+		 * (re)enabled. If you want to use subpage writes on Keystone
+		 * platforms (i.e. do not have any existing UBI partitions),
+		 * then use "ti,davinci-nand" as the compatible in your
+		 * device-tree file.
+		 */
 		if (of_device_is_compatible(pdev->dev.of_node,
 					    "ti,keystone-nand")) {
 			pdata->options |= NAND_NO_SUBPAGE_WRITE;