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From: Trent Piepho <>
Cc: Trent Piepho <>
Subject: [PATCH] mtd: nand: Add help text for i.MX NAND controllers
Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 23:48:05 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

From: Trent Piepho <>

There are two different NAND drivers, used for different chips in the
i.MX range.  It's quite confusing as to which to use.  Add some help
text to clarify.

Signed-off-by: Trent Piepho <>
 drivers/mtd/nand/Kconfig | 15 +++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/Kconfig b/drivers/mtd/nand/Kconfig
index 7c9326089..9dd6851f3 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/nand/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/Kconfig
@@ -32,14 +32,25 @@ config NAND_ALLOW_ERASE_BAD
 config NAND_IMX
-	prompt "i.MX NAND driver"
+	prompt "i.MX NAND driver aka 'mxc'"
 	depends on ARCH_IMX
+	help
+	  Support for NAND flash on Freescale/NXP i.MX devices.	 This is for the
+	  "MXC" series:	 i.MX21/25/27/31/35/51/53.  It is not for the "MXS"
+	  series i.MX processors (23 & 28), or i.MX6 and later, which use the
+	  NAND controller from the MSX processors.  See the i.MX 'mxs' driver
+	  for those chips.
 config NAND_MXS
 	select STMP_DEVICE
-	prompt "i.MX23/28/6 NAND driver"
+	prompt "i.MX23/28 & 6+ NAND driver aka 'mxs'"
 	depends on MXS_APBH_DMA
+	help
+	  Support for NAND flash on Freescale/NXP i.MX devices.	 This is for the
+	  "MXS" series: i.MX23/28 and all i.MX6 and later chips.  It is not for
+	  the "MXC" series of i.MX processors in the i.MX 21 to 53 range.  See
+	  the i.MX "msc" driver for those chips.
 	tristate "NAND Flash Support for GPMC based OMAP platforms"

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             reply	other threads:[~2021-05-26  6:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-26  6:48 Trent Piepho [this message]
2021-05-27  7:16 ` Sascha Hauer
2021-05-27  8:21   ` Trent Piepho

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