[PATCH 0/8] Qi solve GTA02 dynparts compatability and parse idenity partition

Paul Fertser fercerpav at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 21:32:17 CET 2009

I think that was meant for the list, cc'ing it.

On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 05:48:59PM -0200, Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Paul Fertser wrote:
> > I think they're ok, as GTA02 is truly unbrickable and NOR u-boot has
> > "nand scrub" along with "nand createbbt" commands. So, they
> > repartitioned and i think are now fine. At least they told so on IRC.
> The problem with "nand scrub" is that it also "fixes" the
> factory-bad blocks and destroys all evidence that we ever knew
> about them.
> Combine this with the fragile nature of the dynamic partitions,
> and this is just another problem in the making ...

But "nand createbbt" should reasonably test all the blocks and mark all the
bad ones appropriatly, i hope.

Anyway, for an unbrickable device some method to deal with improper
nandwrite usage should exist, i guess.

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