[U-Boot] [PATCH 1/3] spl: imx6: Let spl_boot_device return USDHC1 or USDHC2

Ricardo Salveti rsalveti at rsalveti.net
Wed Aug 7 23:43:25 UTC 2019

Hi Adam,

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 4:11 PM Adam Ford <aford173 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Currently, when the spl_boot_device checks the boot device, it
> will only return MMC1 when it's either sd or eMMC regardless
> of whether or not it's MMC1 or MMC2.  This is a problem when
> booting from MMC2 if MMC isn't being manually configured like in
> the DM_SPL case with SPL_OF_CONTROL.
> This patch will check the register and return either MMC1 or MMC2.
> Signed-off-by: Adam Ford <aford173 at gmail.com>
> diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-imx/spl.c b/arch/arm/mach-imx/spl.c
> index 9f1e0f6a72..1f230aca33 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/mach-imx/spl.c
> +++ b/arch/arm/mach-imx/spl.c
> @@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ u32 spl_boot_device(void)
>  {
>         unsigned int bmode = readl(&src_base->sbmr2);
>         u32 reg = imx6_src_get_boot_mode();
> +       u32 mmc_index = ((reg >> 11) & 0x03);
>         /*
>          * Check for BMODE if serial downloader is enabled
> @@ -84,11 +85,12 @@ u32 spl_boot_device(void)
>         /* SD/eSD: 8.5.3, Table 8-15  */
>         case IMX6_BMODE_SD:
>         case IMX6_BMODE_ESD:
> -               return BOOT_DEVICE_MMC1;
> -       /* MMC/eMMC: 8.5.3 */
>         case IMX6_BMODE_MMC:
>         case IMX6_BMODE_EMMC:
> -               return BOOT_DEVICE_MMC1;
> +               if (mmc_index == 1)
> +                       return BOOT_DEVICE_MMC2;
> +               else
> +                       return BOOT_DEVICE_MMC1;

I just got to test v2019.10-rc1, which includes this change, and I'm
unable to boot SPL on my Hummingboard 2, which uses USDHC-2 for

Looks like this change breaks devices that are not using device
tree/dynamic mmc initialization, as the MMC index will not necessarily
be correct.

Looking at mx6cuboxi.c in particular, fsl_esdhc_initialize will only
be called once as it already knows which MMC device to initialize
based on the BOOT_CFG register, causing the device mmc devnum to be 1
only. The issue shows up when booting SPL as find_mmc_device will look
for a matching dev_num index, which gets automatically increased when
fsl_esdhc_initialize gets called (and which is only called once in my
case, for MMC2).

This is not an issue with imx6q_logic as at
8f4691e31a18254d225524a4b018b8cbcddc70b1 you removed
fsl_esdhc_initialize, but all the other boards using MMC2 and doing
only one single call will have the same problem.

Not sure if there is an easy fix here, but converting everything to
dynamic mmc initialization will required quite a bit of effort.

Ricardo Salveti de Araujo

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