Re: [linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH resend 1/3] mmc: sunxi: fix timeout in sunxi_mmc_oclk_onoff

From: Michal Suchanek
Date: Wed Aug 12 2015 - 09:05:17 EST

On 12 August 2015 at 14:40, Olliver Schinagl <oliver+list@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 12-08-15 14:32, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 12-08-15 14:23, michal.suchanek@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>> The 250ms timeout is too short.
>>> On my system enabling the oclk takes under 50ms and disabling slightly
>>> over 100ms when idle. Under load disabling the clock can take over
>>> 350ms.
>>> This does not make mmc clock gating look like good option to have on
>>> sunxi but the system should not crash with mmc clock gating enabled
>>> nonetheless.
>>> This patch sets the timeout to 750ms and adds debug prints which show
>>> how long enabling/disabling the clock took so more data can be collected
>>> from other systems.
>>> Signed-off-by: Michal Suchanek <hramrach@xxxxxxxxx>
>> This is a big patch for just changing a timeout, most of this is in
>> extra verbosity which IMHO has little value, in the error path w
>> know we will have waited aprox 750 ms, so printing the waiting
>> time there is not worth all the extra code.
>> As for adding the warning I'm even less of a big fan of that,
>> if we need higher timeouts, we need higher timeouts, spamming the
>> kernel logs with that we are actually hitting the higher timeouts
>> is not productive IMHO.
>> Can you please resend this as a one-liner just changing the timeout ?

If we expect the timeout to be short and it isn't that means something is wrong.

The user is probably experiencing degraded performance in that case so
it's good to have a diagnostic for it IMHO.

Yes, printing of the timeout in the error case does not have that much
value but since it's calculated anyway I just pasted it there.

> While I can't speak for Michal obviously,
> I left the debugging bit (in my v2 that i sent 2 minutes ago) as both you
> and Hans where content with it back then and both acked it.
> Michal, feel free to send the v3 without the debug info, unless you want me
> to do it ;)

I don't really care either way so long as the boards do not crash.


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