[U-Boot] Cache alignment warnings on Tegra (ARM)
marex at denx.de
Thu Sep 13 01:42:31 CEST 2012
Dear Stephen Warren,
> On 09/12/2012 04:38 PM, Marek Vasut wrote:
> > Dear Stephen Warren,
> >> On 09/12/2012 10:19 AM, Tom Warren wrote:
> >>> Folks,
> >>> Stephen Warren has posted an internal bug regarding the cache
> >>> alignment 'warnings' seen on Tegra20 boards when accessing MMC. Here's
> >>> the gist:
> >>> Executing "mmc dev 0" still yields cache warnings:
> >>> Tegra20 (Harmony) # mmc dev 0
> >>> ERROR: v7_dcache_inval_range- stop address is not aligned- 0x3fb69908
> >>> mmc0 is current device
> >> ...
> >>> There have been patches in the past (IIRC) that have tried to ensure
> >>> all callers (FS, MMC driver, USB driver, etc.) force their buffers to
> >>> the appropriate alignment, but I don't know that we can ever correct
> >>> every instance, now or in the future.
> >>> Can we start a discussion about what we can do about this warning?
> >>> Adding an appropriate #ifdef (CONFIG_SYS_NO_CACHE_ALIGNMENT_WARNINGS,
> >>> etc.) where Stephen put his #if 0's would be one approach, or changing
> >>> the printf() to a debug(), perhaps. As far as I can tell, these
> >>> alignment 'errors' don't seem to produce bad data in the transfer.
> >> I don't think simply turning off the warning is the correct approach; I
> >> believe they represent real problems that can in fact cause data
> >> corruption. I don't believe we have any choice other than to fully solve
> >> the root-cause.
> > Try CONFIG_MMC_BOUNCE_BUFFER or what it was called ... see
> > inclued/configs/m28evk.h , I use it there.
> That didn't seem to change anything.
> I just re-tested and it looks like there's one single instance of this
> cache warning now when running "mmc dev 0"; there used to be hundreds of
> them when loading files from eMMC. Perhaps it depends on some runtime
> allocation or something though, and I'm just getting lucky and seeing
> fewer of them.
Yes it does, internal unaligned variables passed through to the MMC driver ...
the bounce buffer should fix that up for you.
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