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Re: [Qemu-arm] [PATCH 4/7] m25p80: add a m25p80_set_rom_storage() routin

From: mar.krzeminski
Subject: Re: [Qemu-arm] [PATCH 4/7] m25p80: add a m25p80_set_rom_storage() routine
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 19:57:28 +0200
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W dniu 04.07.2016 o 14:18, Cédric Le Goater pisze:
Some SPI controllers, such as the Aspeed AST2400, have a mode in which
accesses to the flash content are no different than doing MMIOs. The
controller generates all the necessary commands to load (or store)
data in memory.

To emulate such a behavior, we need to have access to the underlying
storage of the flash object. The purpose of the routine is to set the
storage of a preinitialized SPI flash object, which can then be used
by the object itself but also by a SPI controller to handled the

I am not sure if this approach is correct. I can not find any datasheet
to this SPI controller, but as you mentioned in first paragraph, controller
generates all commands (probably ones are somehow configurable).
In this series you hack this behaviour and you do direct access to file.
IMHO you should emulate sending such commands in SPI controller


This is sufficient to support read only accesses. For writes, we would
certainly need to externalize flash_write8() routine.

Signed-off-by: Cédric Le Goater <address@hidden>
  hw/block/m25p80.c        | 14 +++++++++++++-
  include/hw/block/flash.h |  2 ++
  2 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/hw/block/m25p80.c b/hw/block/m25p80.c
index aa964280beab..fec0fd4c2228 100644
--- a/hw/block/m25p80.c
+++ b/hw/block/m25p80.c
@@ -29,6 +29,7 @@
  #include "qemu/bitops.h"
  #include "qemu/log.h"
  #include "qapi/error.h"
+#include "hw/block/flash.h"
#ifndef M25P80_ERR_DEBUG
  #define M25P80_ERR_DEBUG 0
@@ -1152,7 +1153,11 @@ static void m25p80_realize(SSISlave *ss, Error **errp)
if (s->blk) {
          DB_PRINT_L(0, "Binding to IF_MTD drive\n");
-        s->storage = blk_blockalign(s->blk, s->size);
+        /* using an external storage. see m25p80_create_rom() */
+        if (!s->storage) {
+            s->storage = blk_blockalign(s->blk, s->size);
+        }
if (blk_pread(s->blk, 0, s->storage, s->size) != s->size) {
              error_setg(errp, "failed to read the initial flash content");
@@ -1259,3 +1264,10 @@ static void m25p80_register_types(void)
+void m25p80_set_rom_storage(DeviceState *dev, MemoryRegion *rom)
+    Flash *s = M25P80(dev);
+    s->storage = memory_region_get_ram_ptr(rom);
diff --git a/include/hw/block/flash.h b/include/hw/block/flash.h
index 50ccbbcf1352..9d780f4ae0c9 100644
--- a/include/hw/block/flash.h
+++ b/include/hw/block/flash.h
@@ -61,4 +61,6 @@ uint8_t ecc_digest(ECCState *s, uint8_t sample);
  void ecc_reset(ECCState *s);
  extern VMStateDescription vmstate_ecc_state;
+void m25p80_set_rom_storage(DeviceState *dev, MemoryRegion *rom);

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