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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] iio: adc: at91: fix acking DRDY irq on simple conversions
On Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:40:37 +0300
Eugen Hristev <> 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 <>
> Cc: <>
> Signed-off-by: Eugen Hristev <>
> ---
> 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?

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


> st->last_value = 0;
> st->done = false;

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