Re: Sandisk Compact Flash
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 12:48:59 +0530
Hi David ,
On my controller CF INPACK pin is connected to 3.3v. so Comapct flash
with DMA capabilty will not be supported , i understood this .
but i did not undesrtand why only PIO mode 1 is supported is it , why not
PIO mode 4 , is it a limitation of pcmcia driver , correct me if i am wrong
Thanks In Advance
(Embedded David Hinds <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: Sandisk Compact Flash
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On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 07:04:38PM +0530, firstname.lastname@example.org
> I ma newbie to compactflash driver , I am using mpc862 PPC processor
> on my custom board having 64mb ram running linuxppc-2.4.18 kernel .
> i am using Sandisk Extreme CF 1GB which is 133x high speed, but
> found the performance with other kingston 1GB CF with slower speed ,
> is both same , CF is implemented on pcmcia port , i am not sure what
> is the mode set for transfer , Feature set command is used in which
> it sets the PIO mode or Multiword DMA transfer mode by specifying
> its value in Sector count register , i am not able to understand in
> linux kernel ide driver where this is set , is it by default set ,
> this mode is set or we need to set it , i think we should assign
> this value , right now i am not able to trace this in my code. ,
All Compact Flash cards, in 16-bit PCMCIA card readers, operate in PIO
mode 1 (polled IO, no DMA), which means you will get only about 1
MB/sec regardless of the card's claimed tranfer speed. Some cameras
also only support this mode; others will run CF cars in "TrueIDE"
mode, which is required to use the DMA transfer modes.
There are high performance CF card readers that can use TrueIDE mode:
both CardBus ones and Firewire ones. For example:
It sounds like your card reader is one of the slow 16-bit ones.
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