DaVinci NAND writing utility release, was: RE: [RFC] Change ECC algorithm from userspace

Javier Martinez Canillas martinez.javier at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 04:35:16 CST 2011

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 5:18 AM, Jon Povey <Jon.Povey at racelogic.co.uk> wrote:
> Adding davinci linux open source ML to CC as folk there might find this
> utility useful.
> Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:33 PM, Jon Povey
>> <Jon.Povey at racelogic.co.uk> wrote:
>>> linux-mtd-bounces at lists.infradead.org wrote:
>>> DM355 and DM365 has similar issues as the RBL expects a different
>>> OOB/ECC layout to Linux.
>>> What I have done is write a utility that calculates ECC and writes to
>>> the mtd device in RAW mode. So to rewrite the bootloader I take care
>>> of the ECC and layout at application level without changing the
>>> kernel.
>> Is your utility publicly available? It would be great if I can use it
>> as an starting point.
> Management have given the thumbs-up, this is now released under GPL v2
> at https://github.com/jonpovey/flashtool
> Supports DM355 and DM365 RBL layouts, ECC generation, UBI image writing,
> and various bad block / range handling.
> Enjoy!
> --

Hi Jon, thanks for sharing your tool!

Today is holiday in Spain and I don't have proper hardware to test.
But tomorrow I will definitely give a try.

Thanks a lot and best regards,

Javier Martínez Canillas
(+34) 682 39 81 69
Barcelona, Spain

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