Subject: Re: Few questions about the TS-7200
To: None <>
From: Toru Nishimura <>
List: port-arm
Date: 12/15/2005 14:37:02
Jesse Off wrote;

> Yes, NetBSD is in need of a driver for the flash chip.  Despite the relative 
> largeness of the Linux "MTD" subsystem, NOR flash chips really aren't that 
> complicated.

I made a NOR flash writer program one night in that way.  It's plain easy to
update NOR contents by boiler plate work to mash /dev/mem and busyloop.

> Indeed it would be nice to have a block driver for the flash chip though...

IMHO MTD is a result of overengineered efforts wrecked by ailing memory
technology diversities.

Toru Nishimura/ALKYL Technology