[U-Boot-Users] U-Boot allocating PCI I/O space from 0 (Was: pata_sl82c105 can not reserve IO region)

Sergei Shtylyov sshtylyov at ru.mvista.com
Tue Dec 26 21:53:34 CET 2006

Hello, I wrote:

>>    Well, I'm having a very related issue with the U-Boot on MPC85xx: recently 
>>I've noticed that it started allocating PCI I/O space from 0 (while the older 
>>versions started from 0x1000). The IDE core can't tolerate this, giving me 
>>such messages on bootup:

>>PDC20269: inconsistent baseregs (BIOS) for port 0, skipping

    This is due to U-Boot assigning the PCI resources fram address 0 (which is 
BTW illegal according to PCI 2.1).  I have a patch for drivers/pci_auto.c 
which I'm going to post tomorrow...

>>when I have Promise Ultra133TX2 card inserted into PCI alone. I've looked thru 
>>the U-Boot sources and commit history but failed to locate the change that led 
>>to this...

>     It's actually much worse than just that. When I also plug in some other 
> PCI card so Ultra133TX2 doesn't get the zero addresses anymore, I'm getting this:

> eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified by Andrey V. Savochkin
> <saw at saw.sw.com.sg> and others
> eth3: Invalid EEPROM checksum 0xfffe, check settings before activating this
> device!
> eth3: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet, 00:00:00:00:FF:FF, IRQ 52.
> [...]
> PDC20269: 100% native mode on irq 51
>      ide2: BM-DMA at 0x0060-0x0067, BIOS settings: hde:pio, hdf:pio
> PDC20269: simplex device: DMA disabled
> ide3: PDC20269 Bus-Master DMA disabled (BIOS)

>     I've just verified that both these cards are working OK in x86 box
> As for the simplex message, I've encountered this some months ago and it was 
> caused by invalid programming of the MPC85xx bridge PCI/X outbound translation 
> address register for the I/O space

    No, the programming was valid. I've finally found the ultimate reason of 
breakage -- it lies in board/*/init.S files.  The patch tomorrow...

> or at least by the non-zero value of the 
> bus I/O address in the "ranges" property of the bridge device node in the 
> device tree...

    It was the real reason -- the arch/powerpc/ kernel just ignores ranges 
with non-zero I/O port address.

> I'm somewhat confused now since I know that the relevant U-Boot
> code has been fixed but it looks like that made it only worse -- I was using 
> the custom patched version of U-Boot before which missed that fix:

> http://www.denx.de/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=u-boot.git;a=commitdiff;h=97074ed9655309b64231bc2cee69fe85399f8055

    It was actually the following patch that broke PCI:


    There were other places relying on CFG_PCI1_IO_BASE and those weren't 
changed... sigh. :-/

WBR, Sergei

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