[U-Boot-Users] Atmel DataFlash hooks.

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Mon Jan 29 03:50:26 CET 2007

On 1/28/07, Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:
> In message <45BD21D7.20203 at comcast.net> you wrote:
> > What my goal in this proposed design is to allow users to choose at
> > compile time what features are desired for the u-boot memory commands
> > a) without an ifdef maze and b) without needing to inject new code into
> > cmd_mem.c and cmd_load.c for every different memory technology that will
> > use memory access type commands. If somebody wants to use the memory
> > commands on a serial EEPROM, this can be made to work if desired, or not
> I feel that would be not natural. And EEPROM (like on a I2C bus) does
> not have any natural adresses in the CPU's address  space.  Same  for
> IDE  or  USB  devices.  These are storage devices on some form of I/O
> bus, but certainly NOT memory.

This is the exact category that MMC and DataFlash devices are in (both
accessed via SPI).  Yet they are both accessible by commands in

> IMHO we should provide a user inteface which is powerful, yet easy to
> use - this requires it must be intuitive to the end user. For most  f
> them,  (NOR) flash *is* memory, while and IDE or USB disk and even an
> EEPROM is not.

Right; so what do we do with MMC and DataFlash?


Grant Likely, B.Sc. P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
grant.likely at secretlab.ca
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