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Old 08-17-2009, 03:07 AM   #1
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Does "mtd write" clear/erase the end of the mtd block by default? (no man page found)

If I flash a 2MB image to a 6MB mtd block, will the last 4MB be cleared/erased/zeroed or stay as it is?
mtd write "firmware.bin" "firmware"
I know that the "-e" option exists, which will erase the block before the action. But I want to know if the write action itself processes more than the input.

Couldn't find a mtd man page or homepage, so if you could provide informational links or answers this would be great.



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