[U-Boot] [PATCH] ARM: mxs: spl_boot.c: make early_delay more robust

Rasmus Villemoes rasmus.villemoes at prevas.dk
Tue Sep 10 08:32:01 UTC 2019

It's true that booting normally doesn't take long enough for the
register to roll (which actually happens in a little over an hour, not
just a few seconds). However, the counter starts at power-on, and if
the board is held in reset to be booted over USB, one actually risks
hitting wrap-around during boot, which can both result in too short
delays (if the "st += delay" calculation makes st small) and
theoretically also unbound delays (if st ends up being UINT_MAX and
one just misses sampling digctl_microseconds at that point).

It doesn't take more code to DTRT, and once bitten, twice shy.

Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <rasmus.villemoes at prevas.dk>
 arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/spl_boot.c | 7 ++-----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/spl_boot.c b/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/spl_boot.c
index cb361ac65c..336266fe82 100644
--- a/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/spl_boot.c
+++ b/arch/arm/cpu/arm926ejs/mxs/spl_boot.c
@@ -24,9 +24,7 @@ static bd_t bdata __section(".data");
  * This delay function is intended to be used only in early stage of boot, where
- * clock are not set up yet. The timer used here is reset on every boot and
- * takes a few seconds to roll. The boot doesn't take that long, so to keep the
- * code simple, it doesn't take rolling into consideration.
+ * clock are not set up yet.
 void early_delay(int delay)
@@ -34,8 +32,7 @@ void early_delay(int delay)
 		(struct mxs_digctl_regs *)MXS_DIGCTL_BASE;
 	uint32_t st = readl(&digctl_regs->hw_digctl_microseconds);
-	st += delay;
-	while (st > readl(&digctl_regs->hw_digctl_microseconds))
+	while (readl(&digctl_regs->hw_digctl_microseconds) - st <= delay)

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