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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i2c: at91: handle TXRDY interrupt spam
On Sat, May 04, 2019 at 05:28:51AM +0530, Raag Jadav wrote:
> On Thu, May 02, 2019 at 04:01:16PM +0200, Ludovic Desroches wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 04:03:32AM +0530, Raag Jadav wrote:
> > > External E-Mail
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:00:05AM +0200, Ludovic Desroches wrote:
> > > > Hello Raag,
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 01:06:48PM +0530, Raag Jadav wrote:
> > > > > External E-Mail
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Performing i2c write operation while SDA or SCL line is held
> > > > > or grounded by slave device, we go into infinite at91_twi_write_next_byte
> > > > > loop with TXRDY interrupt spam.
> > > >
> > > > Sorry but I am not sure to have the full picture, the controller is in
> > > > slave or master mode?
> > > >
> > > > SVREAD is only used in slave mode. When SVREAD is set, it means that a read
> > > > access is performed and your issue concerns the write operation.
> > > >
> > > > Regards
> > > >
> > > > Ludovic
> > >
> > > Yes, even though the datasheet suggests that SVREAD is irrelevant in master mode,
> > > TXRDY and SVREAD are the only ones being set in status register upon reproducing the issue.
> > > Couldn't think of a better way to handle such strange behaviour.
> > > Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> >
> > I have the confirmation that you can't rely on the SVREAD flag when in
> > master mode. This flag should always have the same value.
> >
> > I am trying to understand what could lead to your situation. Can you
> > give me more details. What kind of device it is? What does lead to this
> > situation? Does it happen randomly or not?
>
> One of the sama5d2 based board I worked on, was having trouble complete its boot
> because of a faulty i2c device, which was randomly holding down the SDA line
> on i2c write operation, not allowing the controller to complete its transmission,
> causing a massive TXRDY interrupt spam, ultimately hanging the processor.
>
> Another strange observation was that SVREAD was being set in the status register
> along with TXRDY, every time I reproduced the issue.
> You can reproduce it by simply grounding the SDA line and performing i2c write
> on the bus.

Thanks for the details, I'll discussed it with hw guys but expect some
dealy as I'll be off next 2 weeks.

Regards

Ludovic

>
> Note that NACK, LOCK or TXCOMP are never set as the transmission never completes.
> I'm not sure why slave bits are being set in master mode,
> but it's been working reliably for me.
>
> This patch doesn't recover the SDA line. It just prevents the processor from
> getting hanged in case of i2c bus lockup.
>
> Cheers,
> Raag
>
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Ludovic
> >
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Raag
> > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Raag Jadav <raagjadav@gmail.com>
> > > > > ---
> > > > > drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-at91.c | 6 +++++-
> > > > > 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > > >
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-at91.c b/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-at91.c
> > > > > index 3f3e8b3..b2f5fdb 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-at91.c
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-at91.c
> > > > > @@ -72,6 +72,7 @@
> > > > > #define AT91_TWI_TXCOMP BIT(0) /* Transmission Complete */
> > > > > #define AT91_TWI_RXRDY BIT(1) /* Receive Holding Register Ready */
> > > > > #define AT91_TWI_TXRDY BIT(2) /* Transmit Holding Register Ready */
> > > > > +#define AT91_TWI_SVREAD BIT(3) /* Slave Read */
> > > > > #define AT91_TWI_OVRE BIT(6) /* Overrun Error */
> > > > > #define AT91_TWI_UNRE BIT(7) /* Underrun Error */
> > > > > #define AT91_TWI_NACK BIT(8) /* Not Acknowledged */
> > > > > @@ -571,7 +572,10 @@ static irqreturn_t atmel_twi_interrupt(int irq, void *dev_id)
> > > > > at91_disable_twi_interrupts(dev);
> > > > > complete(&dev->cmd_complete);
> > > > > } else if (irqstatus & AT91_TWI_TXRDY) {
> > > > > - at91_twi_write_next_byte(dev);
> > > > > + if ((status & AT91_TWI_SVREAD) && (dev->buf_len == 0))
> > > > > + at91_twi_write(dev, AT91_TWI_IDR, AT91_TWI_TXRDY);
> > > > > + else
> > > > > + at91_twi_write_next_byte(dev);
> > > > > }
> > > > >
> > > > > /* catch error flags */
> > > > > --
> > > > > 2.7.4
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
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