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SubjectRe: [PATCH i2c-next v6] i2c: aspeed: Handle master/slave combined irq events properly
On 9/11/2018 11:37 AM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 03:57:31PM -0700, Jae Hyun Yoo wrote:
>> In most of cases, interrupt bits are set one by one but there are
>> also a lot of other cases that Aspeed I2C IP sends multiple
>> interrupt bits with combining master and slave events using a
>> single interrupt call. It happens much more in multi-master
>> environment than single-master. For an example, when master is
>> waiting for a NORMAL_STOP interrupt in its MASTER_STOP state,
>> SLAVE_MATCH and RX_DONE interrupts could come along with the
>> NORMAL_STOP in case of an another master immediately sends data
>> just after acquiring the bus. In this case, the NORMAL_STOP
>> interrupt should be handled by master_irq and the SLAVE_MATCH and
>> RX_DONE interrupts should be handled by slave_irq. This commit
>> modifies irq hadling logic to handle the master/slave combined
>> events properly.
>> Signed-off-by: Jae Hyun Yoo <>
>> Reviewed-by: Brendan Higgins <>
> This patch causes a boot stall when booting witherspoon-bmc with
> qemu v3.0, and all i2c device probes fail with error -110 (timeout).
> Bisect log is attached for reference.
> With the same kernel configuration (aspeed_g5_defconfig),
> ast2500-evb and romulus-bmc are still able to boot.
> palmetto-bmc with aspeed_g4_defconfig also appears to work.
> Is this a problem with qemu ? Should I drop the qemu test
> for witherspoon-bmc starting with the next kernel release ?
> Thanks,
> Guenter

Hi Guenter,

Thanks for your report.

I checked this patch again but it doesn't have any change that could
affect to the probing flow. I'll debug the issue on qemu 3.0 environment
and will share if I find something.


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