Improve messages on failed erases with default verbosity

Without this...
Erasing and writing flash chip... ERASE FAILED at 0x00001000! Expected=0xff, Read=0xb4, failed byte count from 0x00000000-0x0000ffff: 0xef09
Reading current flash chip contents... done.
<loooooong break while the next eraser and writing is tried>
Erase/write done.
Verifying flash... VERIFIED.

Even if there is not a long temporal pause, it is very confusing for
the user to first see a failed erase, followed by a read, a done
message and eventually the verification message.
This patch inserts "Looking for another erase function." where there is
just a silent pause above.

Corresponding to flashrom svn r1827.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Tauner <>
Acked-by: Stefan Tauner <>
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