[PATCH 1/2] iio: adc: at91: fix acking DRDY irq on simple conversions

Jonathan Cameron jic23 at jic23.retrosnub.co.uk
Mon Sep 24 13:27:01 PDT 2018


On Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:00:56 +0100
Jonathan Cameron <jic23 at kernel.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:19:43 +0300
> Eugen Hristev <eugen.hristev at microchip.com> wrote:
> 
> > On 22.09.2018 13:31, Jonathan Cameron wrote:  
> > > On Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:40:37 +0300
> > > Eugen Hristev <eugen.hristev at microchip.com> wrote:
> > >     
> > >> When doing simple conversions, the driver did not acknowledge the DRDY irq.
> > >> If this irq is not acked, it will be left pending, and as soon as a trigger
> > >> is enabled, the irq handler will be called, it doesn't know why this irq
> > >> has occurred because no channel is pending, and then we will have irq loop
> > >> and board will hang.
> > >>
> > >> Fixes 0e589d5fb ("ARM: AT91: IIO: Add AT91 ADC driver.")
> > >> Cc: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard at bootlin.com>
> > >> Cc: <stable at vger.kernel.org>
> > >> Signed-off-by: Eugen Hristev <eugen.hristev at microchip.com>
> > >> ---
> > >>   drivers/iio/adc/at91_adc.c | 5 +++++
> > >>   1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> > >>
> > >> diff --git a/drivers/iio/adc/at91_adc.c b/drivers/iio/adc/at91_adc.c
> > >> index 44b5168..e85f859 100644
> > >> --- a/drivers/iio/adc/at91_adc.c
> > >> +++ b/drivers/iio/adc/at91_adc.c
> > >> @@ -712,6 +712,11 @@ static int at91_adc_read_raw(struct iio_dev *idev,
> > >>   		at91_adc_writel(st, AT91_ADC_CHDR,
> > >>   				AT91_ADC_CH(chan->channel));
> > >>   		at91_adc_writel(st, AT91_ADC_IDR, BIT(chan->channel));
> > >> +		/*
> > >> +		 * we need to ack the DRDY irq, otherwise it will be
> > >> +		 * left pending and irq handler will be confused
> > >> +		 */
> > >> +		at91_adc_readl(st, AT91_ADC_LCDR);    
> > > 
> > > I'm curious as to how things were working before.  Does this only occur
> > > if we do a raw_read whilst the buffer is enabled?    
> > 
> > No. The situation is that the read raw does not properly cleans itself 
> > up after it's done.
> > The DRDY bit is cleared only when LCDR (last converted data ) is being read.
> > Even if we read the per channel conversion data, the LCDR still needs to 
> > be read to clear this irq status.
> > The driver does not use the DRDY irq but this irq status is still being 
> > set in the status register.  
> 
> Hmm. That is somewhat nasty if it results in false interrupts when you
> then enable them.

I'm talking rubbish here.  Please ignore!

> 
> >   
> > > 
> > > I would have assumed when it's not enabled, the irq would be masked and
> > > never generated in the first place...
> > > 
> > > It may be that what we actually need to do is to prevent read_raw accesses
> > > when the buffer is enabled (like lots of other drivers do precisely to
> > > avoid this sort of condition). The problem there comes if we have
> > > existing applications doing this combination as we are then breaking
> > > userspace. If that's the case we'll need to be a bit more clever.
> > > 
> > > Hammering down an irq state in a non irq handling path isn't a good
> > > solution.    
> > 
> > Ok, I will move the clearing of the DRDY (LCDR read) in the irq path 
> > then, and send a v2.  
> 
> If that can be done cleanly, let us go with that approach. If not
> what you have here with the addition of a comments saying that the
> interrupt status is not masked, merely the interrupt and as a result needs
> clearing for when you later enabled the interrupt, is fine.
> 
> This definitely sounds like one of those bits of hardware that
> you can write software to use safely but they certainly didn't make
> it easy to do so!
> 
> Jonathan
> > 
> >   
> > > 
> > > Jonathan
> > >     
> > >>   
> > >>   		st->last_value = 0;
> > >>   		st->done = false;    
> > >     
> 




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