[PATCH v7 0/5] clk: add driver for the SiFive FU740

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Wed May 19 11:17:16 PDT 2021

Hi Zong,

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 5:55 PM Zong Li <zong.li at sifive.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 4:57 PM Yixun Lan <yixun.lan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 2:25 PM Zong Li <zong.li at sifive.com> wrote:
> > > On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM Andreas Schwab <schwab at linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> > > > On Mär 31 2021, Zong Li wrote:
> > > > > I found that the gemgxlpll was disabled immediately by power
> > > > > management after macb driver install. The mainline's defconfig doesn't
> > > > > enable CONFIG_PM, so the network is fine on it. The opensuse defconfig
> > > > > enables CONFIG_PM, and the patch
> > > > > 732374a0b440d9a79c8412f318a25cd37ba6f4e2 added the enable/disable
> > > > > callback functions, so the gemgxlpll PLL, I have no idea why power
> > > > > management disable it, I would keep trace it.
> > > >
> > > > Does that mean that CONFIG_PM also affects the FU740?
> > >
> > > Yes, we got the same problem on the FU740. We are checking the issue.
> > >
> > Just a mild ping, any progress regarding this issue?
> Currently, if runtime power management is enabled, macb driver would
> go to sleep at the end of macb_probe, then the gigabit ethernet PLL
> would be disabled.  During this period of time, the system would hang
> up if we try to access GEMGXL control registers, it means that we
> can't access GEMGXL control registers before the gigabit ethernet PLL
> is resumed again. There are some cases, for example, if we execute the

Sounds familiar.

> 'ifconfig' command, it would eventually go to the macb_get_status to

Do you mean mac_get_stats()? macb_get_status() does not exist.

> access GEMGXL control registers and cause the system to hang up. Give
> more example here, if we execute 'ip link set lo up & ip addr add
> dev lo', it would cause the system to hang up, because
> these commands would try to query the interfaces and eventually go to
> macb_get_status as well. However, if we can resume the gigabit
> ethernet PLL first, such as 'ip link set eth0 up' or 'udhcpc', then
> everything goes well. I'm trying to figure out if there are some hooks
> that we can check the PLL status in the macb driver before it actually
> touches the control registers. If anyone has an idea about that,
> please feel free to point it out to me, thanks.

And you cannot call pm_runtime_get_sync(), as this is called from
atomic contect. Other drivers avoid accessing the registers while
the device is not up, cfr. e.g. commit 7fa2955ff70ce453 ("sh_eth:
Fix sleeping function called from invalid context").



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