[coreboot] question on erasing flash

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sat May 16 23:32:11 CEST 2009

On 16.05.2009 23:27, ron minnich wrote:
> I notice that flashrom erases many pages even if they are already
> erased. I've gotten curious: does erasing erased pages count as a
> 'write cycle' against that page?

AFAIK yes for some chips (maybe not all).

Part of my plan for flashrom is to read the chip before any write/erase
action. Checking if the flash is already erased is one of the possibilities.



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