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SubjectRe: [RFC] mmc: cqhci: commit descriptors before setting the doorbell

On 15/10/19 7:15 PM, Adrian Hunter wrote:
> On 15/10/19 10:55 AM, Faiz Abbas wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 15/10/19 12:08 AM, Faiz Abbas wrote:
>>> Add a write memory barrier to make sure that descriptors are actually
>>> written to memory before ringing the doorbell.
>>> Signed-off-by: Faiz Abbas <>
>>> ---
>>> This patch fixes a very infrequent ADMA error (1 out of 100 times) that
>>> I have been seeing after enabling command queuing for J721e.
>>> Also looking at memory-barriers.txt and this commit[1],
>>> it looks like we should be doing this before any descriptor write
>>> followed by a doorbell ring operation. It'll be nice if someone with more
>>> expertise in memory barriers can comment.
>>> [1] ad1a1b9cd67a ("scsi: ufs: commit descriptors before setting the
>>> doorbell")
>> So I see that cqhci_readl/writel() use readl/writel_relaxed() which
>> seems to be causing this issue. Should I just fix this by converting
>> those to readl/writel with memory barriers instead?
> Perhaps we could do both changes i.e. add wmb() and convert to non-relaxed
> readl/writel

readl is implemented as readl_relaxed(); __rmb();
writel is implemented as wmb(); writel_relaxed();

I think another wmb() before writel will be redundant.

Maybe this patch is good enough in itself.


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