Re: ARC dw-mshc binding compat string

From: Jaehoon Chung
Date: Mon Mar 28 2016 - 06:34:20 EST


On 03/28/2016 06:37 PM, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> Hi Marek, Vladimir,
> On Sat, 2016-03-26 at 21:24 +0100, Marek Vasut wrote:
>> On 03/26/2016 09:12 PM, Vladimir Zapolskiy wrote:
>>> On 26.03.2016 21:52, Marek Vasut wrote:
>>>> On 03/26/2016 07:16 PM, Vladimir Zapolskiy wrote:
>>>>> On 26.03.2016 20:10, Marek Vasut wrote:
>>>>>> On 03/26/2016 06:52 PM, Vladimir Zapolskiy wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi Marek,
>>>>>>> On 26.03.2016 19:30, Marek Vasut wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 03/26/2016 06:26 PM, Vladimir Zapolskiy wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 26.03.2016 12:14, Marek Vasut wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Hi!
>>>>>>>>>> I noticed that arch/arc/boot/dts/axs10x_mb.dtsi uses "altr," prefix in
>>>>>>>>>> the DT compatible string:
>>>>>>>>>> mmc@0x15000 {
>>>>>>>>>> compatible = "altr,socfpga-dw-mshc";
>>>>>>>>>> reg = < 0x15000 0x400 >;
>>>>>>>>>> num-slots = < 1 >;
>>>>>>>>>> fifo-depth = < 16 >;
>>>>>>>>>> card-detect-delay = < 200 >;
>>>>>>>>>> clocks = <&apbclk>, <&mmcclk>;
>>>>>>>>>> clock-names = "biu", "ciu";
>>>>>>>>>> interrupts = < 7 >;
>>>>>>>>>> bus-width = < 4 >;
>>>>>>>>>> };
>>>>>>>>>> I don't think this is OK, since ARC is unrelated to Altera, which is
>>>>>>>>>> what the "altr," prefix stands for. I think the socfpga-dw-mshc shim
>>>>>>>>>> should be extended with another compatibility string, something like
>>>>>>>>>> "snps,arc-dw-mshc" and the axs10x_mb.dtsi should be adjusted
>>>>>>>>>> accordingly. What do you think ?
>>>>>>>>> There is "snps,dw-mshc" described in
>>>>>>>>> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mmc/synopsys-dw-mshc.txt and supported by
>>>>>>>>> dw_mmc host controller driver.
>>>>>>>> Thanks, that's even better.
>>>>>>>> btw what do you think of using altr, prefix on non-altera system, that
>>>>>>>> doesn't seem ok, right ?
>>>>>>> according to ePAPR the prefix should represent a device (IP block here
>>>>>>> I believe) manufacturer, so it should be okay to use "altr" prefix on
>>>>>>> non-Altera system, if Altera provides another hardware vendor with
>>>>>>> some own IP block.
>>>>>> In this case, it's Synopsys who provides the SD/MMC/MS core to other
>>>>>> chip makers (Altera etc).
>>>>> Correct.
>>>>>>> That said, I would rather prefer to see "snps,dw-mshc" prefix on description
>>>>>>> of an MMC controller found on SoCFPGA series, "altr,socfpga-dw-mshc" seems
>>>>>>> to be redundant.'s redundant..i should be combined to "snps,dw-mshc".

>>>>>> According to drivers/mmc/host/dw_mmc-pltfm.c , the Altera SoCFPGA one
>>>>>> "altr,socfpga-dw-mshc" and also Imagination Technology Pistacio one
>>>>>> "img,pistachio-dw-mshc" need specialty bit (SDMMC_CMD_USE_HOLD_REG),
>>>>>> while the stock one "snps,dw-mshc" does not. I am not sure if the ARC
>>>>>> one needs it as well, but most likely yes.
>>>>>> I wonder if that bit is needed on some particular version of the DWMMC
>>>>>> core. In that case, should we have "snps,dw-mshc" and "snps,dw-mshc-vN"
>>>>>> binding ? Or should we use DT property to discern the need for this bit ?
>>>>> That's the most common way to take into account peculiarities, add
>>>>> a property and handle it from the driver.
>>>> And by "that" you mean which of those two I listed , the
>>>> "snps,dw-mshc-vN" or adding new DT prop ?
>>> I meant to add a new property, not a new compatible, but that's just
>>> my experience.
>>> Let me say it __might__ happen that a particular change you need is
>>> specific to a particular version of the DWMMC IP (query Synopsys
>>> by the way), but more probably it might be e.g. the same IP version with
>>> a different reduced or extended configuration or a minor fix/improvement
>>> to the IP block without resulting version number bump.
>>> For example I don't remember that errata fixes in IP blocks result in
>>> a new compatible, instead there are quite common optional "quirk"
>>> properties for broken IPs -- e.g. check bindings/usb/dwc3.txt :)
>> Right, this very much matches how I see it as well. Thanks for confirming.
>> Alexey, can you tell us if the requirement for setting
>> SDMMC_CMD_USE_HOLD_REG came with some new revision of the core or
>> disappeared with some revision OR if this is some configuration
>> option of the core during synthesis ?
> Sorry for not following that discussion during my weekend but I'll try
> to address all questions now.

SDMMC_CMD_USE_HOLD_REG didn't come with new revision..It's using continuously.
But it's difficult to use the generic feature..because it's considered the below things.

If Card is SDR50/SDR104/DDR50 mode..
1) and phase shift of cclk_in_drv is 0 then SDMMC_CMD_USE_HOLD_REG bit is set to 0,
2) and phase shift of cclk_in_drv > 0 then SDMMC_CMD_USE_HOLD_REG bit is set to 1,
If Card is SDR12/SDR25 mode, then this bit is set to 1.

We need to check phase shift scheme..but as i knew, each SoC have been implemented differently for phase shift.
(Phase shift have dependency to SoC.)

And it have to check HCON register..there is IMPLEMENT_HOLD_REG(bit[22]).
(It described whether IP have hold register or not)

I didn't read this thread entirely.
I'm not sure what you have discussed..but my understanding is right..i recommend to use "snps,dw-mshc" for ARC compat string.
Otherwise it need to add "dw_mmc-<SoC>.c". dw_mmc-pltfm.c should provide the basic dw-mmc controller functionality.

After read this thread entirely, i will check more detailed what you discussed.
If i missed something, let me know, plz.

Best Regards,
Jaehoon Chung

> DW Mobile Storage databook says:
> --------------------->8-----------------------
> To meet the relatively high Input Hold Time requirement for SDR12, SDR25,
> and other MMC speed modes, you should program bit[29]use_hold_Reg of the
> CMD register to 1'b1.
> --------------------->8-----------------------
> So I'd say this specific setting has nothing to do with a particular IP block
> but instead it is related to card's mode of operation. More precisely bus clock.
> SDR12 stands for 12.5 MByte/s, SDR25 stands for 25 MByte/s. I.e. we probably need
> so set that bit just for certain cases and regardless board that uses DW MMC.
> I'm adding DW MMC maintainer as well as linux-mmc mailing list so people who
> understands that stuff better may comment here as well.
> -Alexey--
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