Re: [RFC PATCH v2 2/2] mtd: rawnand: meson: add support for Amlogic NAND flash controller

From: Boris Brezillon
Date: Tue Aug 28 2018 - 09:26:51 EST

On Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:21:48 +0800
Liang Yang <liang.yang@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Boris,
> On 8/24/2018 8:48 PM, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> > On Wed, 22 Aug 2018 22:08:42 +0800
> > Liang Yang <liang.yang@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >>> You have to wait tWB, that's for sure.
> >>>
> >> we have a maximum 32 commands fifo. when command is written into
> >> NFC_REG_CMD, it doesn't mean that command is executing right now, maybe
> >> it is buffering on the queue.Assume one ERASE operation, when 2nd
> >> command(0xd0) is written into NFC_REG_CMD and then come into
> >> NAND_OP_WAITRDY_INSTR, if I read the RB status by register, it may be
> >> wrong because 0xd0 may not being executed. it is unusual unless
> >> buffering two many command.
> >
> > You should flush the queue and wait for it to empty at the end of
> > ->exec_op().
> >
> >> so it seems that i still need to use nand_soft_waitrdy or wait cmd is
> >> executed somewhere.
> >
> > Don't you have a WAIT_FOR_RB instruction? What is NFC_CMD_RB for? Also,
> > NFC_CMD_IDLE seems to allow you to add an arbitrary delay, and that's
> > probably what you should use for tWB.
> >
> > em, I can wait for RB by reading the status from register now. but when
> calling nand_soft_waitrdy, i really met a problem. One *jiffies* is
> about 4ms. When programming, it pass 1ms to
> instr->ctx.waitrdy.timeout_ms and nand_soft_waitrdy will be only one
> *jiffies* to reach timeout. And then calling nand_soft_waitrdy maybe at
> the tail of 4ms interval, it may only wait 100us and next jiffies
> arrive. Is it correct?

Hm, no. If you initialize the time you compare to (using time_before()
or time_after()) correctly it should not happen. Anyway, I keep thinking
this is not how it should be done. Did you try NFC_CMD_RB? Did you ask
HW designers what it was created for?