[PATCH 5/6] pwm: samsung: Fix output race on disabling

Anand Moon linux.amoon at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 09:39:14 PDT 2015

From: Sjoerd Simons <sjoerd.simons at collabora.co.uk>

When disabling the samsung PWM the output state remains at the level it
was in the end of a pwm cycle. In other words, calling pwm_disable when
at 100% duty will keep the output active, while at all other setting the
output will go/stay inactive. On top of that the samsung PWM settings are
double-buffered, which means the new settings only get applied at the
start of a new PWM cycle.

This results in a race if the PWM is at 100% duty and a driver calls:
  pwm_config (pwm, 0, period);
  pwm_disable (pwm);

In this case the PWMs output will unexpectedly stay active, unless a new
PWM cycle happened to start between the register writes in _config and
_disable. As far as i can tell this is a regression introduced by 3bdf878,
before that a call to pwm_config would call pwm_samsung_enable which,
while heavy-handed, made sure the expected settings were live.

To resolve this, while not re-introducing the issues 3bdf878 (flickering
as the PWM got reset while in a PWM cycle). Only force an update of the
settings when at 100% duty, which shouldn't have a noticeable effect on
the output but is enough to ensure the behaviour is as expected on

Signed-off-by: Sjoerd Simons <sjoerd.simons at collabora.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: Anand Moon <linux.amoon at gmail.com>
 drivers/pwm/pwm-samsung.c | 31 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/pwm/pwm-samsung.c b/drivers/pwm/pwm-samsung.c
index 3e9b583..649f6c4 100644
--- a/drivers/pwm/pwm-samsung.c
+++ b/drivers/pwm/pwm-samsung.c
@@ -269,12 +269,31 @@ static void pwm_samsung_disable(struct pwm_chip *chip, struct pwm_device *pwm)
 	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&samsung_pwm_lock, flags);
+static void pwm_samsung_manual_update(struct samsung_pwm_chip *chip,
+				      struct pwm_device *pwm)
+	unsigned int tcon_chan = to_tcon_channel(pwm->hwpwm);
+	u32 tcon;
+	unsigned long flags;
+	spin_lock_irqsave(&samsung_pwm_lock, flags);
+	tcon = readl(chip->base + REG_TCON);
+	tcon |= TCON_MANUALUPDATE(tcon_chan);
+	writel(tcon, chip->base + REG_TCON);
+	tcon &= ~TCON_MANUALUPDATE(tcon_chan);
+	writel(tcon, chip->base + REG_TCON);
+	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&samsung_pwm_lock, flags);
 static int pwm_samsung_config(struct pwm_chip *chip, struct pwm_device *pwm,
 			      int duty_ns, int period_ns)
 	struct samsung_pwm_chip *our_chip = to_samsung_pwm_chip(chip);
 	struct samsung_pwm_channel *chan = pwm_get_chip_data(pwm);
-	u32 tin_ns = chan->tin_ns, tcnt, tcmp;
+	u32 tin_ns = chan->tin_ns, tcnt, tcmp, oldtcmp;
 	 * We currently avoid using 64bit arithmetic by using the
@@ -288,6 +307,7 @@ static int pwm_samsung_config(struct pwm_chip *chip, struct pwm_device *pwm,
 		return 0;
 	tcnt = readl(our_chip->base + REG_TCNTB(pwm->hwpwm));
+	oldtcmp = readl(our_chip->base + REG_TCMPB(pwm->hwpwm));
 	/* We need tick count for calculation, not last tick. */
@@ -335,6 +355,15 @@ static int pwm_samsung_config(struct pwm_chip *chip, struct pwm_device *pwm,
 	writel(tcnt, our_chip->base + REG_TCNTB(pwm->hwpwm));
 	writel(tcmp, our_chip->base + REG_TCMPB(pwm->hwpwm));
+	/* In case the PWM is currently at 100% duty, force a manual update
+	 * to prevent the signal staying high in the pwm is disabled shortly
+	 * afer this update (before it autoreloaded the new values) .
+	 */
+	if (oldtcmp == (u32) -1) {
+		dev_dbg(our_chip->chip.dev, "Forcing manual update");
+		pwm_samsung_manual_update(our_chip, pwm);
+	}
 	chan->period_ns = period_ns;
 	chan->tin_ns = tin_ns;
 	chan->duty_ns = duty_ns;

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