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Re: Atmel at49xxxx flash driver

Gary Thomas wrote:
> Thomas Koeller said:
> > Hi,
> >
> > the attached patch fixes a problem with some Atmel
> > microcontrollers that have an internal flash
> > chip of this type. For these devices, flash erase
> > operations are unreliable. For more information,
> > see
> Is there some way to infer which devices need this workaround?
> Perhaps add some "requires" statements to the CDL for various
> platforms that use this package and need the work around?

Adding a 'requires' statement is what I did my platform's
flash driver. However, Atmel's description of the problem is a
bit vague; not everybody may actually encounter it. And AFAIK
Atmel is planning to replace the flash chip with another one,
so the problem will probably go away some time.

In the light of this, it is probably better to still allow these
platforms to be built without the workaround.


Thomas Koeller, Software Development
Basler Vision Technologies

thomas dot koeller at baslerweb dot com


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