Re: [PATCH] mmc: sunxi: fix unusuable eMMC on some H6 boards by disabling DDR

From: Maxime Ripard
Date: Tue Aug 27 2019 - 09:32:16 EST

On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 05:05:58PM +0200, Alejandro González wrote:
> Some Allwinner H6 boards have timing problems when dealing with
> DDR-capable eMMC cards. These boards include the Pine H64 and Tanix TX6.
> These timing problems result in out of sync communication between the
> driver and the eMMC, which renders the memory unsuable for every
> operation but some basic commmands, like reading the status register.
> The cause of these timing problems is not yet well known, but they go
> away by disabling DDR mode operation in the driver. Like on some H5
> boards, it might be that the traces are not precise enough to support
> these speeds. However, Jernej Skrabec compared the BSP driver with this
> driver, and found that the BSP driver configures pinctrl to operate at
> 1.8 V when entering DDR mode (although 3.3 V operation is supported), while
> the mainline kernel lacks any mechanism to switch voltages dynamically.
> Finally, other possible cause might be some timing parameter that is
> different on the H6 with respect to other SoCs.

This should be a comment in the driver where this is disabled.


Maxime Ripard, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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