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SubjectRe: v4.17-rc1: regressions on N900, N950
On Tue 2018-05-22 22:41:39, Aaro Koskinen wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 10:02:50AM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > Hi! I remember that in time of migration from platform board code to
> > device tree structures there appeared some bug which caused that
> > sometimes display were not initialized. And somebody figured out that
> > display initialization is failing when some other SPI devices are
> > initialized before or after display... This behavior was observed only
> > on real N900 hardware, not in qemu.
>
> Touchscreen needs to be initialized before display. This is documented
> in the DTS, see arch/arm/boot/dts/omap3-n900.dts:
>
> * For some reason, touchscreen is necessary for screen to work at
> * all on real hw. It works well without it on emulator.
> *
> * Also... order in the device tree actually matters here.
>
> > Real reason was never explained. In old platform board code there was
> > hardcoded order of SPI devices in which initialization happened. And in
> > device tree it is probably in (pseudo)-random order. Enabling/disabling
> > various config option can affect some timings and order in which kernel
> > starts probing and initializing devices...
>
> The issue was also somewhat present with platform/board code, see e.g.
> commit e65f131a14726e5f1b880a528271a52428e5b3a5.
>
> My device worked with v4.17-rc1 (haven't found time to test newer kernels),
> but if you say the probe order is random then we must find some proper way
> to express the dependency.

I started bisect, but.. that will probably not be useful.

If your device works ok in v4.17-rc1, it probably works in newer -rcs,
too.

Thanks for the ordering hint, I'll try to figure out what is going on
there.

Pavel



# bad: [60cc43fc888428bb2f18f08997432d426a243338] Linux 4.17-rc1
# good: [0adb32858b0bddf4ada5f364a84ed60b196dbcda] Linux 4.16
git bisect start 'v4.17-rc1' 'v4.16'
# bad: [ac9053d2dcb9e8c3fa35ce458dfca8fddc141680] Merge tag 'usb-4.17-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb
git bisect bad ac9053d2dcb9e8c3fa35ce458dfca8fddc141680
# bad: [bb2407a7219760926760f0448fddf00d625e5aec] Merge tag 'docs-4.17' of git://git.lwn.net/linux
git bisect bad bb2407a7219760926760f0448fddf00d625e5aec
# bad: [1c7095d2836baafd84e596dd34ba1a1293a4faa9] Merge airlied/drm-next into drm-misc-next
git bisect bad 1c7095d2836baafd84e596dd34ba1a1293a4faa9



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