On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:08:05AM +0100, Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> Martin Jansa wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 01:36:31PM +0100, Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> > >
> > > Note: I sent a patch to the kernel that fixes PROM layout and introduces
> > > two partitions in PROM: Boot PROM System and EN-JP DB3.
> > 
> > With 2.6.32-rc3 I don't see that 2nd PROM partition and didn't noticed
> > any special Kconfig option for that (in case someone wanted to make your
> > change optional)
> Patch was not yet applied. You can apply it from the list. Maybe I will
> re-send and add config option.

Yes config option could be usefull for those depending on same mtd
numbering as was in older kernels.

> In fact, the partition called "Boot PROM Filesystem" is a DB3 file that
> contains English-Japanese dictionary. I guess that there is no Boot PROM
> Filesystem, but a bootloader. It is invisible in current kernels.

With your patch and physmap in kernel its as expected
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00700000 00800000 "Boot PROM System"
mtd1: 006c0000 00800000 "EN-JP Data File"
mtd2: 00700000 00004000 "smf"
mtd3: 00500000 00004000 "root"
mtd4: 00400000 00004000 "home"

ANG r...@zjama ~ $ dd if=/dev/mtdblock1 of=en-jp.dict.dbf bs=1024
6912+0 records in
6912+0 records out

Lets see if I can learn JP a bit from it :).

> I can only guess why designers decided to place translation dictionary
> to the fast and expensive mask-programmable PROM.

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