[U-Boot-Users] [RFC] NAND Flash

Woodruff, Richard r-woodruff2 at ti.com
Tue Apr 27 14:46:03 CEST 2004

> I hope you don't solder your chips on the board, cause bad blocks can
> present in pristine chips fresh from the factory.
> This will NOT work, since a bad block anywhere in the range that you
> means that you must replace the chip.

Bad blocks can in practice be a bit harder to get then one might think.
In say ... 500 different samples which passed my desk in the last three
years none of them actually had bad blocks.  They could have of coarse.
We simulated bad blocks.  It is a real problem.


Richard W.

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