s3c244x hardware ecc

Holger Freyther zecke at openmoko.org
Wed Aug 13 18:27:14 CEST 2008

On Wednesday 13 August 2008 18:00:09 Andy Green wrote:

> So U-boot used soft ECC and its data was incompatible with the hard ECC
> used in the kernel?  Presumably if we farm out ECC to the hardware it is
> going to be the same in U-Boot and kernel.  Trying to understand this so
> it doesn't trip us up in kboot world.

Software ECC (as of the linux kernel, copied to u-boot) is not compatible with 
the Hardware ECC of the s3c244x. Enabling hardware ECC in u-boot for our 
flash turned out to be pretty easy and delivers the same results as the 
hardware ECC driven by Linux.

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