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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] mmc: core: Add sdio_trigger_replug() API
Hi,

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 7:11 AM Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 at 21:41, Douglas Anderson <dianders@chromium.org> wrote:
> >
> > When using Marvell WiFi SDIO cards, it is not uncommon for Linux WiFi
> > driver to fully lose the communication channel to the firmware running
> > on the card. Presumably the firmware on the card has a bug or two in
> > it and occasionally crashes.
> >
> > The Marvell WiFi driver attempts to recover from this problem.
> > Specifically the driver has the function mwifiex_sdio_card_reset()
> > which is called when communcation problems are found. That function
> > attempts to reset the state of things by utilizing the mmc_hw_reset()
> > function.
> >
> > The current solution is a bit complex because the Marvell WiFi driver
> > needs to manually deinit and reinit the WiFi driver around the reset
> > call. This means it's going through a bunch of code paths that aren't
> > normally tested. However, complexity isn't our only problem. The
> > other (bigger) problem is that Marvell WiFi cards are often combo
> > WiFi/Bluetooth cards and Bluetooth runs on a second SDIO func. While
> > the WiFi driver knows that it should re-init its own state around the
> > mmc_hw_reset() call there is no good way to inform the Bluetooth
> > driver. That means that in Linux today when you reset the Marvell
> > WiFi driver you lose all Bluetooth communication. Doh!
>
> Thanks for a nice description to the problem!
>
> In principle it makes mmc_hw_reset() quite questionable to use for
> SDIO func drivers, at all. However, let's consider that for later.

Yeah, unless you somehow knew that your card would only have one function.


> > One way to fix the above problems is to leverage a more standard way
> > to reset the Marvell WiFi card where we go through the same code paths
> > as card unplug and the card plug. In this patch we introduce a new
> > API call for doing just that: sdio_trigger_replug(). This API call
> > will trigger an unplug of the SDIO card followed by a plug of the
> > card. As part of this the card will be nicely reset.
>
> I have been thinking back and forth on this, exploring various
> options, perhaps adding some callbacks that the core could invoke to
> inform the SDIO func drivers of what is going on.
>
> Although, in the end this boils done to complexity and I think your
> approach is simply the most superior in regards to this. However, I
> think there is a few things that we can do to even further simply your
> approach, let me comment on the code below.

Right. Unplugging / re-plugging is sorta gross / inelegant, but it is
definitely simpler and nice that it doesn't add so many new code
paths. For cases where you're just trying to re-init things with a
hammer it works pretty well.


> > Signed-off-by: Douglas Anderson <dianders@chromium.org>
> > Reviewed-by: Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org>
> > ---
> >
> > Changes in v2:
> > - s/routnine/routine (Brian Norris, Matthias Kaehlcke).
> > - s/contining/containing (Matthias Kaehlcke).
> > - Add Matthias Reviewed-by tag.
> >
> > drivers/mmc/core/core.c | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
> > drivers/mmc/core/sdio_io.c | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
> > include/linux/mmc/host.h | 15 ++++++++++++++-
> > include/linux/mmc/sdio_func.h | 2 ++
> > 4 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/mmc/core/core.c b/drivers/mmc/core/core.c
> > index 221127324709..5da365b1fdb4 100644
> > --- a/drivers/mmc/core/core.c
> > +++ b/drivers/mmc/core/core.c
> > @@ -2161,6 +2161,12 @@ int mmc_sw_reset(struct mmc_host *host)
> > }
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(mmc_sw_reset);
> >
> > +void mmc_trigger_replug(struct mmc_host *host)
> > +{
> > + host->trigger_replug_state = MMC_REPLUG_STATE_UNPLUG;
> > + _mmc_detect_change(host, 0, false);
> > +}
> > +
> > static int mmc_rescan_try_freq(struct mmc_host *host, unsigned freq)
> > {
> > host->f_init = freq;
> > @@ -2214,6 +2220,11 @@ int _mmc_detect_card_removed(struct mmc_host *host)
> > if (!host->card || mmc_card_removed(host->card))
> > return 1;
> >
> > + if (host->trigger_replug_state == MMC_REPLUG_STATE_UNPLUG) {
> > + mmc_card_set_removed(host->card);
> > + return 1;
>
> Do you really need to set state of the card to "removed"?
>
> If I understand correctly, what you need is to allow mmc_rescan() to
> run a second time, in particular for non removable cards.
>
> In that path, mmc_rescan should find the card being non-functional,
> thus it should remove it and then try to re-initialize it again. Etc.
>
> Do you want me to send a patch to show you what I mean!?

If you don't mind, that would probably be easiest. I've totally
swapped out all of the implementation details of this from my brain
now, but if I saw a patch from you it would be easy for me to analyze
it and test it.

Thanks!

-Doug

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