[flashrom] [RFC] Abort early or abort late on failure?

Maciej Pijanka maciej.pijanka at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 13:52:09 CET 2009

On Wed, 25 Nov 2009, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:

> Hi,
> flashrom currently doesn't have a coherent policy about failed writes.
> Some chip drivers abort on the first failed write, others keep going
> until the end. Either variant makes sense, but mixing them is suboptimal.
> The following policies are available:
> - hardcode abort early (on first error)
> - hardcode abort never (ignore all errors until the end)
> - switch behaviour based on commandline parameter.

Imo last option is most sensible, and default might be depend on programming
device used, for internal probably uses stops on first error but may be forced
to postpone error handling until end of operation for external programmers
might by default postpone until end of operation.

Best Regards
Maciej Pijanka
reg. Linux user #133161

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