[LinuxBIOS] Use Linux MTD framework for SPI flash?

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Tue Jul 31 23:44:22 CEST 2007

* Jordan Crouse <jordan.crouse at amd.com> [070731 23:33]:
> > In this scenario, who loads the correct kernel module(s)? 
> The user.  
> > Which southbridges does the MTD SPI code support? Last time I checked
> > only some ARM embedded systems were possibly supported.
> Sure - but what SPI southbridges does flashrom support? 

Exactly as many as mtd for x86 based systems: 0

> Again - don't exclude MTD because it doesn't support devices today - if we
> put as much work into the MTD drivers as we do into flashrom, then MTD
> would be the well supported one, and flashrom would be struggling.
Sure we don't want to lock out opportunities to support more hardware!

> But this is just my opinion.  For my part, any new SPIish gadgets that
> we happen to support will have a MTD driver, and I'll even patch flashrom
> to support it (because I'm that nice of a guy).  

That would indeed be cool.

Are there any plans for mtd to do hardware detection like /dev/bios or
flashrom do? 

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