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Old 12-23-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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Mtd driver as block device and char device

Hi All ,

MTD (flash) devices can be access as character device as well as block device.To access flash as char device we can use /dev/mtd<partition number> and if we want to access mtd as block device , we can use /dev/mtdblock<partion number> ...

I am faceing a error
MTD do_write_buffer(): software timeout ..if i am writing mtd device as char device. this error disappear if i use mtd device as block device .

Can any one please tell me reason behind this.

Thanks in advance...
Old 12-27-2009, 12:17 PM   #2
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It means that the chip didn't answer in some reasonable time. Are you sure there's no bug in your MTD driver?


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