MTD: How to get actual image size from MTD partition
richard.weinberger at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 17:16:25 EDT 2021
On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 1:11 PM Pintu Agarwal <pintu.ping at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jul 2021 at 02:24, Richard Weinberger <richard at nod.at> wrote:
> > ----- Ursprüngliche Mail -----
> > >> But let me advertise ubiblock a second time.
> > > Sorry, I could not understand about the ubiblock request. Is it
> > > possible to elaborate little more ?
> > > We are already using squashfs on top of our UBI volumes (including
> > > rootfs mounting).
> > > This is the kernel command line we pass:
> > > rootfstype=squashfs root=/dev/mtdblock44 ubi.mtd=40,0,30
> > > And CONFIG_MTD_UBI_BLOCK=y is already enabled in our kernel.
> > > Do we need to do something different for ubiblock ?
> > From that command line I understand that you are *not* using squashfs on top of UBI.
> > You use mtdblock. ubiblock is a mechanism to turn an UBI volume into a read-only
> > block device.
> > See: http://www.linux-mtd.infradead.org/doc/ubi.html#L_ubiblock
> Okay, you mean to say, we should use this ?
> ubi.mtd=5 ubi.block=0,0 root=/dev/ubiblock0_0
> Instead of this:
> root=/dev/mtdblock44 ubi.mtd=40,0,30
Yes. But it is not only about a different command line. It is a
You use a emulated block device on top of UBI, and not directly on top
of an MTD part.
> Sorry, I could not get this part. How static volume can give image len ?
> You mean there is some interface available in kernel to get actual image len ?
use the ubinfo tool. Static volumes know exactly how much they are filled.
> > > Also, how can we get the checksum of the entire UBI volume content
> > > (ignoring the erased/empty/bad block content) ?
> > Just read from the volume. /dev/ubiX_Y.
> I think this also will give the entire volume size, but we still don't know how
> many pages have real data ?
"ubiinfo /dev/ubiX_Y" will tell you if the volume is of type static.
> For example:
> Suppose, my raw partition/volume is of size 10MB
> But my actual data inside it is of size ~3MB (may be split across?)
> Then, how can we get the actual size of the data content ?
> You mean to say: /dev/ubiX_Y should contain only data blocks ?
Yes. An UBI volume contains only "user data".
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