All OMAP platforms: MMC is broken

Kishon Vijay Abraham I kishon at
Tue Oct 6 03:36:09 PDT 2015


On Tuesday 06 October 2015 03:41 PM, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> On 6 October 2015 at 11:44, Tony Lindgren <tony at> wrote:
>> * Russell King - ARM Linux <linux at> [151006 02:04]:
>>> On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 07:38:13PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 10:11:56AM -0700, Tony Lindgren wrote:
>>>>> * Tony Lindgren <tony at> [151005 07:57]:
>>>>>> * Tony Lindgren <tony at> [151005 07:44]:
>>>>>>> * Tony Lindgren <tony at> [151005 04:28]:
>>>>>>> Based on some tests it seems that the duovero unpaired regulator usage
>>>>>>> is fixed by reverting:
>>>>>>> c55d7a055364 ("mmc: host: omap_hsmmc: use regulator_is_enabled to
>>>>>>> find pbias status")
>>>>>> With commit c55d7a055364 my guess is that the PBIAS regulator is
>>>>>> already on from an earlier MMC probe and getting re-enabled when
>>>>>> a deferred probe happens?
>>>>> Unless somebody has a better fix in mind for the above, I suggest
>>>>> we revert it for the -rc kernel.
>>>> Let me try reverting that in my build tree, and...
>>>>>>> And it seems that omap3 legacy MMC is broken earlier in the
>>>>>>> series with:
>>>>>>> 7d607f917008 ("mmc: host: omap_hsmmc: use
>>>>>>> devm_regulator_get_optional() for vmmc")
>>>>>>> This one does not cleanly revert so have not yet tried reverting
>>>>>>> it.
>>>>>> And with commit 7d607f917008 I'm guessing we can't return anHi,
>>>>>> error if the PBIAS regulator does not exist as that's not there
>>>>>> for the legacy booting.
>>>>> For omap3 legacy booting, we keep getting -EPROBE_DEFER for
>>>>> all the optional regulators.
>>>>> Something like the following might be the minimal fix for the -rc
>>>>> cycle?
>>>> applying this patch.  If that gets things going again, then we
>>>> _definitely_ should get both of these to Linus ASAP.  The breakage
>>>> has been around far too long already.
>>> Last night's build shows that this fixes the non-DT LDP3430 booting, but
>>> DT-based LDP3430 and SDP4430 both remain broken for the same reason -
>>> neither can find their SD cards.
>> Hmm DT-based boot finds the MMC card for LDP, dmesg below from DT boot [1].
>> Looks like you're on on -rc4 and not -rc3. My guess is that MMC is not
>> working for you with DT-based booting because you don't seem to have
>> CONFIG_REGULATOR_PBIAS in your seed config for. Care to try enabling that
>> for both your omap3 and omap4 seed config files?
>>> We're at -rc4.  That means we're could be only three weeks away from 4.3
>>> being released, and DT OMAP has yet to boot _once_ here.
>>> What I find *totally* unacceptable is the lack of reaction from the MMC
>>> and TI people: it's just like "we'll break your crap, and we'll ignore
>>> reports of regressions."  That is *not* acceptable in any shape or form,
>>> and people who do this _should_ have their future patches ignored until
>>> they demonstrate that they understand the need to not break stuff.
>>> I'm at the point of suggesting that there should be a moritorium on all
>>> OMAP related development for 4.4: delay all development to 4.5, and have
>>> 4.4 as a pure bug-fixing _only_ cycle for OMAP.  If 4.3 is released and
>>> OMAP is still broken, then I don't think there's an option on that.
>>> Maybe the idea that development work won't hit mainline for another 4
>>> months will help focus the minds on not breaking stuff and then ignoring
>>> regression reports.
>> I'm thinking along the same lines. In general, I do not and will not
>> apply any patches that are not fixes until all critical regressions are
>> out of the way. So not applying anything new for v4.4 until these MMC
>> regressions are fixed for v4.3.
> Tony, Russell - just wanted to say thanks for putting a big effort in
> fixing this. I was expecting support from Kishon, but I guess he's
> busy.
> Unfortunate, I don't have any of the hardware that fails, otherwise I
> would of course be helping out more. The only thing I can think of is
> to revert the entire patchset I picked up for 4.3 from Kishon for the
> omap_hsmmc driver, but then I am not sure if that would cause other
> issues...

Please don't do that as that will just mask lot of bugs in the
devicetree and might get MMC working. Indeed I was busy but I'll try to
get this resolved asap. The 2 pending issues as far as I know

1) warn dump while enabling pbias regulator in duovero. As I mentioned
in some other thread it might be because the PBIAS regulator in 4430 is
not setting the status bit properly because of which we can't use the
regulator_is_enabled API to enable/disable the regulator. I don't think
there is any other way to fix this other than reverting c55d7a055364.

2) legacy booting is not working with OMAP3.
I'm not sure what is causing this. I'm right now in ELCE and will be
able to look at this on Friday when I'll be able to get hold of LDP3430.

I really didn't intend to be unresponsive or something but just that the
above 2 boards are not readily accessible to me for the debugging.
Before posting the patches I tested in all the possible boards I had.

Anyways apologies for not having been able to resolved this faster.


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