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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.4 42/76] mmc: sdhci: Do not disable interrupts while waiting for clock
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On Thu, 2017-04-06 at 14:12 +0200, Ludovic Desroches wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 04, 2017 at 05:50:50PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Tue, 2017-03-28 at 14:30 +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > 4.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> > >
> > > ------------------
> > >
> > > From: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
> > >
> > > commit e2ebfb2142acefecc2496e71360f50d25726040b upstream.
> > >
> > > Disabling interrupts for even a millisecond can cause problems for some
> > > devices. That can happen when sdhci changes clock frequency because it
> > > waits for the clock to become stable under a spin lock.
> > >
> > > The spin lock is not necessary here. Anything that is racing with changes
> > > to the I/O state is already broken. The mmc core already provides
> > > synchronization via "claiming" the host.
> > [...]
> >
> > In mainline, drivers/mmc/host/sdhci-of-at91.c has a slightly different
> > version of this code that seems to have the same issue. In 4.4 there's
> > another (conditional) mdelay(1) further up this function that seems to
> > be related to that hardware, and probably ought to have an unlock/lock
> > around it.
>
> Right, how do you want to proceed? Do you want me to send a patch on top
> of it to manage this extra mdelay?

This change doesn't appear to break anything; I'm just saying that it's
an incomplete fix. The other case where there's a delay with IRQs
disabled should be fixed with an additional patch.

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
Software Developer, Codethink Ltd.


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