[PATCH] mmc: sunxi: Clarify new timing mode usage and implementation

Maxime Ripard maxime.ripard at bootlin.com
Fri Sep 7 01:14:49 PDT 2018

On Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 11:31:07PM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
> Newer sunxi mmc controller variants support what they call the "new
> timing mode". Support for this was implemented in two ways, according
> to the hardware that was seen at the time.
> The first type retained the old timing mode, and both the clock and mmc
> controllers had switches to select which mode was used. Both switches
> had to be set to the same setting. This variant was denoted with the
> .has_timings_switch field in the sunxi_mmc_cfg structure. This hardware
> is only seen on the A83T.
> The second type did away with the old timing mode. The clock controller
> no longer had the mode selection or clock delay setting bits. In some
> cases the mmc controller retained its mode selection bit, but this
> always needed to be set to the new mode, or instabilities would occur.
> In a few cases, such as the A64 and H6 eMMC controller, the mode
> selection bit is gone, but the controller still behaves like the new
> timing mode, requiring the module clock to be double the card clock
> in DDR transfer modes. This variant is denoted with the
> .needs_new_timings field.
> This patch adds more comments explaining the two fields, as well as
> the possibly nonexistent mode switch in the mmc controller.
> The .has_timings_switch is renamed to .ccu_has_timings_switch to clarify
> its meaning.
> Signed-off-by: Chen-Yu Tsai <wens at csie.org>

Acked-by: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard at bootlin.com>


Maxime Ripard, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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