Re: [PATCH 3/3] net: smsc911x: add u16 workaround for pxa platforms
From: Mark Rutland
Date: Mon Oct 03 2016 - 12:51:13 EST
On Mon, Oct 03, 2016 at 06:11:23PM +0200, Robert Jarzmik wrote:
> Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@xxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Mon, Oct 03, 2016 at 11:05:53AM +0200, Robert Jarzmik wrote:
> >> Add a workaround for mainstone, idp and stargate2 boards, for u16 writes
> >> which must be aligned on 32 bits addresses.
> >> Signed-off-by: Robert Jarzmik <robert.jarzmik@xxxxxxx>
> >> ---
> >> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/smsc911x.txt | 2 ++
> >> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> >> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/smsc911x.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/smsc911x.txt
> >> index 3fed3c124411..224965b7453c 100644
> >> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/smsc911x.txt
> >> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/smsc911x.txt
> >> @@ -13,6 +13,8 @@ Optional properties:
> >> - reg-io-width : Specify the size (in bytes) of the IO accesses that
> >> should be performed on the device. Valid value for SMSC LAN is
> >> 2 or 4. If it's omitted or invalid, the size would be 2.
> >> +- reg-u16-align4 : Boolean, put in place the workaround the force all
> >> + u16 writes to be 32 bits aligned
> > This property name and description is confusing.
> > How exactly does this differ from having reg-io-width = <4>, which is
> > documented immediately above?
> reg-io-width specifies the IO size, ie. how many data lines are physically
> connected from the system bus to the lan adapter.
> reg-u16-align4 tells that a specific hardware doesn't support 16 bit writes not
> being 32 bits aligned, or said differently that a "store" 16 bits wide on an
> address of the format 4*n + 2 deserves a special handling in the driver, while a
> store 16 bits wide on an address of the format 4*n can follow the simple casual
If I've understood correctly, effectively the low 2 address lines to the
device are hard-wired to zero, e.g. a 16-bit access to 4*n + 2 would go
to 4*n + 0 on the device? Or is the failure case distinct from that?
Do we have other platforms where similar is true? e.g. u8 accesses
requiring 16-bit alignment?