[Letux-kernel] [PATCH 09/32] ARM: dts: omap3-gta04: make NAND partitions compatible with recent U-Boot

Ladislav Michl ladis at linux-mips.org
Wed Jul 25 10:33:05 CEST 2018


On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:18:28AM +0200, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> 
> > Am 25.07.2018 um 10:07 schrieb Ladislav Michl <ladis at linux-mips.org>:
> > 
> > On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 08:58:41AM +0200, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> >> Vendor defined U-Boot has changed the partition scheme a while ago:
> >> 
> >> * kernel partition 6MB
> >> * file system partition uses the remainder up to end of the NAND
> >> * increased size of the environment partition (to get an OneNAND compatible base address)
> >> * shrink the U-Boot partition
> >> 
> >> Let's be compatible (e.g. Debian kernel built from upstream).
> > 
> > That, in fact, is breaking compatibility.
> 
> With what? Nobody is using the old u-boot partition scheme any more
> (it is >5 years old).
> 
> > So once you are touching this
> > what about relying on partitioning provided by bootloader just to prevent
> > something like this happening again?
> 
> Well, we define what compatible means here (since we are the vendor).
> And people complain with us. We simply recommend them to upgrade the
> boot-loader.

Fair enough. Suggestion was to remove partitioning scheme from DTB alltogether
and let U-Boot provide one. But you being vendor you decide, of course :)
(I'd use only two partitions: MLO and UBI, latter one with BCH8, and store
everything in UBI volumes. That's a bit more flexible approach)

	ladis

> BR,
> Nikolaus
> 
> > 
> > 	ladis
> > 
> >> Signed-off-by: H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>
> >> ---
> >> arch/arm/boot/dts/omap3-gta04.dtsi | 12 ++++++------
> >> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> >> 
> >> diff --git a/arch/arm/boot/dts/omap3-gta04.dtsi b/arch/arm/boot/dts/omap3-gta04.dtsi
> >> index 65f77a0b5dd4..03fe404cbf56 100644
> >> --- a/arch/arm/boot/dts/omap3-gta04.dtsi
> >> +++ b/arch/arm/boot/dts/omap3-gta04.dtsi
> >> @@ -645,22 +645,22 @@
> >> 
> >> 		bootloaders at 80000 {
> >> 			label = "U-Boot";
> >> -			reg = <0x80000 0x1e0000>;
> >> +			reg = <0x80000 0x1c0000>;
> >> 		};
> >> 
> >> -		bootloaders_env at 260000 {
> >> +		bootloaders_env at 240000 {
> >> 			label = "U-Boot Env";
> >> -			reg = <0x260000 0x20000>;
> >> +			reg = <0x240000 0x40000>;
> >> 		};
> >> 
> >> 		kernel at 280000 {
> >> 			label = "Kernel";
> >> -			reg = <0x280000 0x400000>;
> >> +			reg = <0x280000 0x600000>;
> >> 		};
> >> 
> >> -		filesystem at 680000 {
> >> +		filesystem at 880000 {
> >> 			label = "File System";
> >> -			reg = <0x680000 0xf980000>;
> >> +			reg = <0x880000 0>;	/* 0 = MTDPART_SIZ_FULL */
> >> 		};
> >> 	};
> >> };
> >> -- 
> >> 2.12.2
> >> 
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