[PATCH] sunxi-mmc: increase stabilization delay from 1ms to 20ms

Andre Przywara andre.przywara at arm.com
Fri Jul 22 18:55:14 CEST 2022

On 21/07/2022 23:08, Da Xue wrote:


> Some users experienced problems booting u-boot from SPL hanging here:
> Trying to boot from MMC1 or Trying to boot from MMC2
> This seems to occur with both MicroSD and eMMC modules on ALL-H3-CC.
> Increasing the delay after mmc reset fixes these boot problems.
> Some MicroSD cards are impacted more than others so it is possible that
> MicroSD internals need time to stabilize. Below is some failure data.
> sandisk ultra   64gb 9/20 with 1ms,  20/20 with 10ms
> sandisk ultra   16gb 2/20 with 1ms,  20/20 with 10ms
> sandisk extreme 16gb 6/20 with 10ms, 20/20 with 20ms
> A quick comparison of schematics show series resistors for ESD
> protection on the MicroSD GPIOs not present on all H3/H5 boards.
> It is not known if this is related to the issue.
> This patch adds a fixed 20ms delay to mmc init to mitigate the problem.
> If boot time optimization is required and the platform does not require
> the delay. The delay can be replaced with:
> writel(SUNXI_MMC_GCTRL_RESET, &priv->reg->gctrl);
> if (wait_for_bit_le32( &priv->reg->gctrl,
> SUNXI_MMC_GCTRL_RESET, false, 20, false)) {
> printf("%s: Timeout\n", __func__);
> return -ETIMEDOUT;
> }

So what about adding this for everyone (we should have it regardless) then?

And then have an extra Kconfig option to specify an extra delay, and 
define this only in your board defconfig? Because IIUC this is specific
to your board?

And as I mentioned: it looks odd to have this here and have it fixing 
your SD card problems:
- The soft reset should reset just the internal controller logic (MMC 
state machine and FIFOs), this shouldn't affect cards. IIUC, nothing 
should happen on the MMC *pins* because of this operation.
- Why isn't this a problem for U-Boot proper, and Linux, FWIW?


> Signed-off-by: Da Xue <da at libre.computer>
> ---
>   drivers/mmc/sunxi_mmc.c | 2 +-
>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/mmc/sunxi_mmc.c b/drivers/mmc/sunxi_mmc.c
> index 1bb7b6d0e9..f7942b69ce 100644
> --- a/drivers/mmc/sunxi_mmc.c
> +++ b/drivers/mmc/sunxi_mmc.c
> @@ -297,7 +297,7 @@ static int sunxi_mmc_core_init(struct mmc *mmc)
>    /* Reset controller */
>    writel(SUNXI_MMC_GCTRL_RESET, &priv->reg->gctrl);
> - udelay(1000);
> + udelay(20000);
>    return 0;
>   }

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