USB Host port inoperative after kexec on Beagleboard

Will Deacon will.deacon at
Mon Jan 9 18:03:31 EST 2012

On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 10:54:03PM +0000, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 10:09:54PM +0000, Peter Chubb wrote:
> > 
> > Hi Will,
> Hi Peter [adding linux-arm-kernel],

*Actually* adding linux-arm-kernel this time...

> >    Thanks for the fixes to kexec for ARM that went into mainline this
> >    week.  Mostly things work now.
> Great, that's good to hear!
> >    One issue: the USB EHCI port on the (rev C2) beagleboard doesn't
> >    work after a kexec.  During boot after kexec, the host device is
> >    detected and initialised, but nothing plugged in works, even when
> >    everything was working corectly before the kexec.  Das U-boot
> >    must set up something that is then undone during the kexec reboot.
> Ouch. Have you had a chance to look at the u-boot sources to see what it
> does?
> >    I've traced all calls to clk_enable() and clk_disable(), and
> >    everything looks all right --- in particular I can't see 
> >    anything explicitly disabled during kexec that isn't reenabled
> >    during boot of the subsequent kernel.
> > 
> >    Voltages that I can measure look correct on the port.
> > 
> >    Do you have any suggestions as to what else could be wrong?
> I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the Beagleboard, so I can't begin to guess.
> Have you tried re-initialising the host controller in the new kernel
> manually (perhaps my building the driver as a module and {un}loading it a
> few times?). It could be that some hardware state persists across the kexec
> and it just needs resetting.
> Will

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