mmci: U300 "sync with blockend" broken for multi-block?

Linus Walleij at
Wed Jan 5 11:02:56 EST 2011

2011/1/1 Rabin Vincent <rabin at>:

> In MMCI, there is some code to sync between the MCI_DATABLOCKEND and the
> MCI_DATAEND for U300 variants, which ensures that the transfer
> terminates only when both MCI_DATABLOCKEND and MCI_DATAEND occurs:
>         * In the U300, the IRQs can arrive out-of-order,
>         * e.g. MCI_DATABLOCKEND sometimes arrives after MCI_DATAEND,
>         * so for this case we use the flags "blockend" and
>         * "dataend" to make sure both IRQs have arrived before
>         * concluding the transaction.
> It seems to me that this code won't work correctly for multi-block
> transfers, because there MCI_DATABLOCKEND will hit for the earlier
> blocks and the blockend flag will be set, and if on the last block the
> MCI_DATABLOCKEND hits after the MCI_DATAEND, this synching code won't do
> what it's trying to do and will instead just terminate the transfer
> after MCI_DATAEND.

Yes Ulf Hansson has spotted this problem...

Actually, there is this patch in the public ST-Ericsson git:;a=commitdiff;h=2f0534d9527540a0a28e124f4e827f146f3bc128

The intention is to send out patches ASAP right now the
vacations have been holding things back a bit. (Else I
would have done it myself.)

Ulf would you like to submit this patch to the maillist?
Acked-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij at>
for what's in the public git.

Linus Walleij

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