Multimedia Card Interface (MMC/SD) Driver — Using MMC/SD cards with block drivers and filesystems
The MultiMedia Card Interface (MMC/SD) driver in this processor HAL package allows use of MultiMedia Cards (MMC cards) and Secure Digital (SD) flash storage cards within eCos, exported as block devices. This makes them suitable for use as the underlying devices for filesystems such as FAT.
The HPS architecture only has support for one SDMMC controller.
This driver provides the necessary support for the generic MMC
bus layer within the
package to export a disk block device. The disk block device
is only available if the generic disk I/O layer found in the
CYGPKG_IO_DISK is included in the
The block device may then be used as the device layer for a
filesystem such as FAT. Example devices are
/dev/mmcsd0/1" to refer to the first
partition on the card, or "
to address the whole device including potentially the
partition table at the start.
The driver may be forcibly disabled within this processor HAL
package with the configuration option
If the driver is enabled, the following options are available to control it:
- This option specifies the number of descriptors in the DMA ringbuffer. This value can be tuned if needed to optimise performance vs the memory footprint.
- This indicates that the driver should operate in interrupt-driven mode if possible. This is enabled by default if the eCos kernel is enabled. Note though that if the driver finds that global interrupts are off when running, then it will fall back to polled mode even if this option is enabled. This allows for use of the MMC/SD driver in an initialisation context.
- This is the MMC/SD bus interrupt priority. It may range from 0 to 255.
CYGPKG_KERNEL_INSTRUMENTATIONsupport is configured, this option allows control over whether SDMMC device driver instrumentation is generated. Sub-options are provided to control which event code instrumentation records are generated. Normally this option is only useful when developing/debugging the driver; but it can be used to monitor performance of the driver in a running system.
The driver will detect the appropriate card sizes.
The MMC/SD bus layer will parse partition tables, although it can be configured to allow handling of cards with no partition table.
This driver implements multi-sector I/O operations. If you are using the FAT filesystem, see the generic MMC/SD driver documentation which describes how to exploit this feature when using FAT.
Any cards removed from a socket before an explicit
unmounting or a
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