[PATCH] arm64: dts: meson: odroid-n2: keep SD card regulator always on

Xavier Ruppen xruppen at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 12:29:54 PDT 2019

When powering off the Odroid N2, the tflash_vdd regulator is
automatically turned off by the kernel. This is a problem
when issuing the "reboot" command while using an SD card.
The boot ROM does not power this regulator back on, blocking
the reboot process at the boot ROM stage, preventing the
SD card from being detected.

Adding the "regulator-always-on" property fixes the problem.

Signed-off-by: Xavier Ruppen <xruppen at gmail.com>

Here is what the boot ROM output looks like without this patch:

    [root at alarm ~]# reboot 
    [   24.275860] shutdown[1]: All loop devices detached.
    [   24.278864] shutdown[1]: Detaching DM devices.
    [   24.287105] kvm: exiting hardware virtualization
    [   24.318776] reboot: Restarting system
    bl31 reboot reason: 0xd
    bl31 reboot reason: 0x0
    system cmd  1.
    SD?:0;SD:400;USB:8;LOOP:3; [...]

Other people can be seen having this problem on the odroid
forum [1].

The cause of the problem was found by Martin Blumenstingl
on #linux-amlogic. We may want to add his Suggested-by tag
if he agrees.

[1] https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=176&t=33993

 arch/arm64/boot/dts/amlogic/meson-g12b-odroid-n2.dts | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/amlogic/meson-g12b-odroid-n2.dts b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/amlogic/meson-g12b-odroid-n2.dts
index 81780ffcc7f0..4e916e1f71f7 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/amlogic/meson-g12b-odroid-n2.dts
+++ b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/amlogic/meson-g12b-odroid-n2.dts
@@ -53,6 +53,7 @@
 		gpio = <&gpio_ao GPIOAO_8 GPIO_ACTIVE_HIGH>;
+		regulator-always-on;
 	tf_io: gpio-regulator-tf_io {

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