[U-Boot-Users] Cannot erase flash sector
joe.culler at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 16:54:37 CET 2006
On 3/24/06, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> you wrote:
> > I have a question about erasing flash sectors, please tell me what
> > steps I did wrong,
> > If I want to erase sector from 20020000 to 20090000 for example, I use
> I'm not sure if you mean what you say. For me, this sounds as if you
> ant to erase the area up to (and probably NOT including) 20090000,
> but ...
> > "erase 20020000 2009ffff" to erase flash, it seems to be ok from erase mess=
> This obviously erases the next sector, too, i. e. far beyond
Thank you very much for your quick reply :-)
You're right, I should erase to 20090000.
> > But when I use "flinfo" command to see whether those sectors are
> > erased or not, it shows
> > the same above message:
> > Bank # 1: SGS Thomson PSD4256G (1 M, uniform sector)
> > Size: 1 MB in 16 Sectors
> > Sector Start Addresses:
> > 20000000 (RO) 20010000 (RO) 20020000 20030000 20040000
> > 20050000 20060000 20070000 20080000 20090000
> > 200A0000 E 200B0000 E 200C0000 E 200D0000 E 200E0000 E
> > 200F0000 (RO)
> > If I understand correct, sectors from 20020000 to 20090000 should be
> > displayed (E),
> > but those aren't. I don't know what step I did wrong.
> Use "md" to verify if the sectors have been erased. If they are, then
> check why you get a bad display; if they are not erased, fix your
> flash driver.
After using "md", I see my linux kernel is loaded. As you mentioned, I should
fix my flash driver. My flash driver is based on board/atc/flash.c, I
think the problem
is the function flash_erase(). Since I'm not an expert, would you give
me some hints?
Thanks in advance.
> Can you use the CFI-driver?
Yes, I'll use that, thanks. Besides, I noticed if I use u-boot 1.1.3,
the boot prompt
U-Boot 1.1.3 (Mar 24 2006 - 01:59:06)
U-Boot code: A3F00000 -> A3F2252C BSS: -> A3F5738C
Bank #0: a0000000 64 MB
Flash: 2 MB
If I use git to download u-boot current source code, the boot prompt display:
U-Boot 1.1.4 (Mar 24 2006 - 02:32:06)
DRAM: 64 MB
Flash: 2 MB
I copy the same board/ and my board.h into current source code. Is that normal
output? Thanks again.
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk
> Software Engineering: Embedded and Realtime Systems, Embedded Linux
> Phone: (+49)-8142-66989-10 Fax: (+49)-8142-66989-80 Email: wd at denx.de
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