[U-Boot] [PATCH] MX28: MMC: Avoid DMA DCache race condition

Marek Vasut marex at denx.de
Sat Sep 1 04:18:10 CEST 2012

This patch prevents dcache-related problem. The problem manifested
itself on the SPI driver, this is just a port to the MMC driver.

The scenario is the same. In case an "mmc read" is issued to a
buffer which was written right before it and data cache is enabled,
the cache eviction might happen during the DMA transfer into the
buffer, therefore corrupting the buffer. Clear any cache lines that
might contain the buffer to prevent such issue.

Signed-off-by: Marek Vasut <marex at denx.de>
Cc: Fabio Estevam <festevam at gmail.com>
Cc: Otavio Salvador <otavio at ossystems.com.br>
Cc: Stefano Babic <sbabic at denx.de>
 drivers/mmc/mxsmmc.c |    4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/mmc/mxsmmc.c b/drivers/mmc/mxsmmc.c
index 9a98c6b..c80b41b 100644
--- a/drivers/mmc/mxsmmc.c
+++ b/drivers/mmc/mxsmmc.c
@@ -119,6 +119,10 @@ static int mxsmmc_send_cmd_dma(struct mxsmmc_priv *priv, struct mmc_data *data)
 			(uint32_t)(priv->desc->cmd.address + cache_data_count));
+	/* Invalidate the area, so no writeback into the RAM races with DMA */
+	invalidate_dcache_range((uint32_t)priv->desc->cmd.address,
+			(uint32_t)(priv->desc->cmd.address + cache_data_count));
 	priv->desc->cmd.data |= MXS_DMA_DESC_IRQ | MXS_DMA_DESC_DEC_SEM |
 				(data_count << MXS_DMA_DESC_BYTES_OFFSET);

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