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SubjectRe: [PATCH] iio: adc: max9611: Fix too short conversion time delay
Hi Geert,

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:46:21AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Jacopo,
>
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:36 AM Jacopo Mondi <jacopo@jmondi.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:21:33AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > As of commit b9ddd5091160793e ("iio: adc: max9611: Fix temperature
> > > reading in probe"), max9611 initialization sometimes fails on the
> > > Salvator-X(S) development board with:
> > >
> > > max9611 4-007f: Invalid value received from ADC 0x8000: aborting
> > > max9611: probe of 4-007f failed with error -5
> > >
> > > The max9611 driver tests communications with the chip by reading the die
> > > temperature during the probe function, which returns an invalid value.
> > >
> > > According to the datasheet, the typical ADC conversion time is 2 ms, but
> > > no minimum or maximum values are provided. However, the driver assumes
> > > a 1 ms conversion time. Usually the usleep_range() call returns after
> > > more than 1.8 ms, hence it succeeds. When it returns earlier, the data
> > > register may be read too early, and the previous measurement value will
> > > be returned. After boot, this is the temperature POR (power-on reset)
> > > value, causing the failure above.
> > >
> > > Fix this by increasing the delay from 1000-2000 µs to 2000-2200 µs.
> > >
> > > Note that this issue has always been present, but it was exposed by the
> > > aformentioned commit.
> > >
> > > Fixes: 69780a3bbc0b1e7e ("iio: adc: Add Maxim max9611 ADC driver")
> > > Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
> > > ---
> > > This problem was exposed in v5.3.
> > >
> > > After this patch, probing of the two max9611 sensors succeeded during
> > > ca. 3000 boot cycles on Salvator-X(S) boards, equipped with various
> > > R-Car H3/M3-W/M3-N SoCs.
> > > ---
> > > drivers/iio/adc/max9611.c | 11 ++++++++---
> > > 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/iio/adc/max9611.c b/drivers/iio/adc/max9611.c
> > > index da073d72f649f829..b0755f25356d700d 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/iio/adc/max9611.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/iio/adc/max9611.c
> > > @@ -89,6 +89,11 @@
> > > #define MAX9611_TEMP_SCALE_NUM 1000000
> > > #define MAX9611_TEMP_SCALE_DIV 2083
> > >
> > > +/*
> > > + * Conversion time is 2 ms (typically)
> > > + */
> > > +#define MAX9611_CONV_TIME_US_RANGE 2000, 2200
> > > +
> >
> > Is a 20% sleep range enough or should it be slightly lengthen ?
>
> 10%?

Ehrm... yes :/

>
> This only impacts the variation, so what really happens depends on the
> rate of the hrtimer (if present).
> On R-Car Gen3, I think that uses the ARM Architectured Timer (cp15),
> which has a period of 120 ns.
>

I'm not questioning the hrtimer rate, I'm questioning what would be an
ideal interval to coalesce this with as much other delays as possible,
but I think we're good and this is really a minor thing mostly for my
personal education, as I've seen mentioned in other reviews a 20%
range is usually suggested (found no mention of that in
timers-howto.rst though)

Thanks again for fixing this
j

> > Apart from this, thanks a lot for finding the issue root cause!
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Jacopo Mondi <jacopo+renesas@jmondi.org>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
>
> Geert
>
> --
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org
>
> In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
> when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
> -- Linus Torvalds
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