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SD and MMC Block Device Attributes
These attributes are defined for the block devices associated with the
SD or MMC device.
The following attributes are read/write.
force_ro Enforce read-only access even if write protect switch is off.
SD and MMC Device Attributes
All attributes are read-only.
cid Card Identifaction Register
csd Card Specific Data Register
scr SD Card Configuration Register (SD only)
date Manufacturing Date (from CID Register)
fwrev Firmware/Product Revision (from CID Register) (SD and MMCv1 only)
hwrev Hardware/Product Revision (from CID Register) (SD and MMCv1 only)
manfid Manufacturer ID (from CID Register)
name Product Name (from CID Register)
oemid OEM/Application ID (from CID Register)
serial Product Serial Number (from CID Register)
erase_size Erase group size
preferred_erase_size Preferred erase size
Note on Erase Size and Preferred Erase Size:
"erase_size" is the minimum size, in bytes, of an erase
operation. For MMC, "erase_size" is the erase group size
reported by the card. Note that "erase_size" does not apply
to trim or secure trim operations where the minimum size is
always one 512 byte sector. For SD, "erase_size" is 512
if the card is block-addressed, 0 otherwise.
SD/MMC cards can erase an arbitrarily large area up to and
including the whole card. When erasing a large area it may
be desirable to do it in smaller chunks for three reasons:
1. A single erase command will make all other I/O on
the card wait. This is not a problem if the whole card
is being erased, but erasing one partition will make
I/O for another partition on the same card wait for the
duration of the erase - which could be a several
2. To be able to inform the user of erase progress.
3. The erase timeout becomes too large to be very
useful. Because the erase timeout contains a margin
which is multiplied by the size of the erase area,
the value can end up being several minutes for large
"erase_size" is not the most efficient unit to erase
(especially for SD where it is just one sector),
hence "preferred_erase_size" provides a good chunk
size for erasing large areas.
For MMC, "preferred_erase_size" is the high-capacity
erase size if a card specifies one, otherwise it is
based on the capacity of the card.
For SD, "preferred_erase_size" is the allocation unit
size specified by the card.
"preferred_erase_size" is in bytes.