[U-Boot-Users] Dataflash...

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Wed Mar 9 00:41:30 CET 2005

In message <r02010400-1038-9CF3BEDC902211D9B01500039387ACB6@[]> you wrote:
> Evening...


> Just out of curiousity...

curiousity killed the cat :-)

> What was the intention behind having a nice setting called
> CONFIG_HAS_DATAFLASH which sounds rather universal but
> everything including dataflash.h is meant to be used
> only by Atmel 45DB series memories?

Like many other  features,  things  get  implemented  on  a  specific
platform  first;  the  original  implementer,  not  knowing any other
systems that might use the same device / chip / feature, has problems
to separate common from specific parts, so a later  cleanup  will  be

> Makes it rather difficult to add support for a new platform
> which supports booting from serial dataflash as well...

But it still makes it easier than absolutley no support for dataflash
at all, right?

Looking forward to seeing your patches :-)

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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