Patchwork [05/14] mtd: update sysfs documentation

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Submitter Andrew Morton
Date May 12, 2009, 8:46 p.m.
Message ID <200905122106.n4CL6FU5009462@imap1.linux-foundation.org>
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Andrew Morton - May 12, 2009, 8:46 p.m.
From: Kevin Cernekee <kpc.mtd@gmail.com>

Signed-off-by: Kevin Cernekee <kpc.mtd@gmail.com>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
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 Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-mtd |  125 ++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 125 insertions(+)

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diff -puN /dev/null Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-mtd
--- /dev/null
+++ a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-mtd
@@ -0,0 +1,125 @@ 
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		The mtd/ class subdirectory belongs to the MTD subsystem
+		(MTD core).
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		The /sys/class/mtd/mtd{0,1,2,3,...} directories correspond
+		to each /dev/mtdX character device.  These may represent
+		physical/simulated flash devices, partitions on a flash
+		device, or concatenated flash devices.  They exist regardless
+		of whether CONFIG_MTD_CHAR is actually enabled.
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdXro/
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		These directories provide the corresponding read-only device
+		nodes for /sys/class/mtd/mtdX/ .  They are only created
+		(for the benefit of udev) if CONFIG_MTD_CHAR is enabled.
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/dev
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		Major and minor numbers of the character device corresponding
+		to this MTD device (in <major>:<minor> format).  This is the
+		read-write device so <minor> will be even.
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdXro/dev
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		Major and minor numbers of the character device corresponding
+		to the read-only variant of thie MTD device (in
+		<major>:<minor> format).  In this case <minor> will be odd.
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/erasesize
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		"Major" erase size for the device.  If numeraseregions is
+		zero, this is the eraseblock size for the entire device.
+		Otherwise, the MEMGETREGIONCOUNT/MEMGETREGIONINFO ioctls
+		can be used to determine the actual eraseblock layout.
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/flags
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		A hexadecimal value representing the device flags, ORed
+		together:
+
+		0x0400: MTD_WRITEABLE - device is writable
+		0x0800: MTD_BIT_WRITEABLE - single bits can be flipped
+		0x1000: MTD_NO_ERASE - no erase necessary
+		0x2000: MTD_POWERUP_LOCK - always locked after reset
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/name
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		A human-readable ASCII name for the device or partition.
+		This will match the name in /proc/mtd .
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/numeraseregions
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		For devices that have variable eraseblock sizes, this
+		provides the total number of erase regions.  Otherwise,
+		it will read back as zero.
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/oobsize
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		Number of OOB bytes per page.
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/size
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		Total size of the device/partition, in bytes.
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/type
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		One of the following ASCII strings, representing the device
+		type:
+
+		absent, ram, rom, nor, nand, dataflash, ubi, unknown
+
+What:		/sys/class/mtd/mtdX/writesize
+Date:		April 2009
+KernelVersion:	2.6.29
+Contact:	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
+Description:
+		Minimal writable flash unit size.  This will always be
+		a positive integer.
+
+		In the case of NOR flash it is 1 (even though individual
+		bits can be cleared).
+
+		In the case of NAND flash it is one NAND page (or a
+		half page, or a quarter page).
+
+		In the case of ECC NOR, it is the ECC block size.