We have opened a section in the new developer site at gumstix.net that provides information on "known issues" such as this:

http://www.gumstix.net/Hardware/cat/Known-issues/112.html


Don
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On Jan 31, 2008 6:28 AM, Steve Sakoman <sakoman@gmail.com> wrote:
John,

You can do that if you have the proper equipment. We're still
investigating the issue and are taking that sort of measure.

In the meantime, if you have one of these problem units you should
contact gumstix for an RMA.

Steve

On Jan 31, 2008 1:07 AM, john <captain.deadly@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Steve Sakoman wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Michael,
> > >>
> > >> Wear-leveling, error detection, and bad block handling are done
> > >> directly by jffs2:
> > >>
> > >> http://sourceware.org/jffs2/jffs2-html/jffs2-html.html
> > >>
> > >> The CRC errors are a symptom of the real problem, which is *not* data
> > >> errors in the array.  It is the fact that the flash chip gets stuck n
> > >> Read Status Register mode which causes it to return 0x0080 on every
> > >> access, which of course will cause jffs2 to think there is a CRC
> > >> error.
> > >>
> > >> Steve
> > >>
>
> Excuse any ignorance on my part, but rest assured I'm only trying to help.
> I don't have this problem but can I ask a stupid question.
>
> If you have a board that works and one that don't work what happens
> when you swap the flash chips? Is this even possible? Yes it could well
> be a stupid question but it may sort of help home in on the problem.
>
> Go easy on me ;-)
>
> John
>
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