Re: Regression found (Stop-marking-clocks-as-CLK_IS_CRITICAL)

From: Hans de Goede
Date: Tue Oct 30 2018 - 10:48:12 EST


On 30-10-18 15:38, Dean Wallace wrote:
On 30-10-18, Hans de Goede wrote:
Hi Dean,

Attached are 2 different attempts at fixing this.

When trying these patches do not forget to remove the revert of the
"Stop-marking-clocks-as-CLK_IS_CRITICAL" commit.

Please first try the 0001-ASoC-intel-cht_bsw_max98090_ti-Use-pmc_plt_clk_0-ins.patch
patch I expect that one to do the trick indicating that the Swanky model
uses a different pmc clk then which is normally used for the codec clock.

If that patch does not fix things, please give the other patch a try.



On 29-10-18 23:03, Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:

On 10/29/18 2:08 PM, Dean Wallace wrote:
On 29-10-18, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 7:52 PM Andy Shevchenko
<andy.shevchenko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Cc: Pierre as well.

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 7:48 PM Stephen Boyd <sboyd@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Quoting Dean Wallace (2018-10-25 16:25:17)
I have found a regression in 4.18.15 that means I lose sound on my old
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (Swanky). My system details are:-

Toshiba Chromebook (Swanky)
MrChromebox UEFI coreboot
Arch Linux running latest alsa/pulseaudio

Upgraded kernel from 4.18.14 to 4.18.15 and lost all sound output. By
output I mean, the card is still detected, the module loaded, all apps
showing sound is being playing, but no actual audible sound comes
through. Upgraded to 4.18.16 same issue.

Dug around and found Upstream commit 648e921888ad96ea3dc922739e96716ad3225d7f
clk: x86: Stop marking clocks as CLK_IS_CRITICAL
"This commit removes the CLK_IS_CRITICAL marking, fixing Cherry Trail
devices not being able to reach S0i3 greatly decreasing their battery
drain when suspended."

I reverted it and compiled 4.18.16 and have sound back again. Could
this be looked into, with possibility of fix.

Thanks for the bug report. I'm adding some people involved in the commit
you mention is causing audio regressions. The best plan is to probably
revert the commit from the 4.18 linux stable tree. Or there may be
another patch missing that would be useful to make this backported patch
work. Hopefully Hans or Andy knows.
Hans has been investigating S0ix issues on Baytrail and Cherrytrail machines.
I have a feeling that the problem can be fixed by properly handling
clock in ASoC driver(s). Perhaps Hans and Pierre can figure this out
better than me.
Looking to sound/soc/intel/boards/cht_bsw_rt5672.c I see no
suspend-resume hooks. Perhaps, adding them like in the commit
ac8bd9e13be2 ("r8169: Disable clk during suspend / resume") would

I missed this change while i was away. It's indeed the expectation that the audio mclk is handled by the firmware,

I believe that the statement "It's indeed the expectation that the
audio mclk is handled by the firmware" is not correct for BYT/CHT
platforms (and the commit causing the regression only affects BYT/CHT
platforms). Various machine drivers under sound/soc/intel/boards have
code to deal with the mclk themselves, like this:

drv->mclk = devm_clk_get(&pdev->dev, "pmc_plt_clk_3");

if (SND_SOC_DAPM_EVENT_ON(event)) {
ret = clk_prepare_enable(ctx->mclk);
} else {

The above code is from sound/soc/intel/boards/cht_bsw_max98090_ti.c
which is the machine driver used on the machines for which problems
are now being reported.

And my commit introducing the problem is in essence a revert of:

Which is from 2017-07-14 and the ASoC code for BYT/CHT platforms is
much older then that.

Also I asked Carlo why he wrote that patch and it was to fix a problem
with ethernet on some laptops.

not sure I understand why removing the CLK_IS_CRITICAL was necessary or what it has to do with S0ix.

It is necessary, because if it is set the clock never gets disabled and
on x86 platforms using suspend2idle we are responsible for *all* the hardware
power-management as OS. If we do not disable the clocks then we can only
reach S0i1 instead of S0i3 when suspended leading to increased battery
drain during suspend.

Also note that this patch is only causing problems on CHT + max98090 codec
using machines. I've tested it on many other BYT/CHT machines myself and
we've not had any other bug reports related to this.

So this clearly points to a problem with the clock management in the
cht_bsw_max98090_ti.c machine driver.

I've some ideas how to fix this and I will prepare some patches to test.



Excellent work Hans. Compiled 4.19 with
0001-ASoC-intel-cht_bsw_max98090_ti-Use-pmc_plt_clk_0-ins.patch, sound
works as before.

for i in /sys/kernel/debug/clk/pmc_plt_clk_?; do echo -n "$i: "; cat $i/clk_flags; echo; done

Ok, so as I expected the Swanky is using pmc_plt_clk_0
as mclk instead of pmc_plt_clk_3. Now the question
becomes is this true for all the designs using the
max98090 codec?

Mogens, can you give the 0001-ASoC-intel-cht_bsw_max98090_ti-Use-pmc_plt_clk_0-ins.patch
a try on your Clapper model, using the SND_SOC_INTEL_CHT_BSW_MAX98090_TI_MACH
kernel option together with the asoundrc from Dean?

I have the feeling that your Clapper is also using the

Pierre-Louis, as maintainer/reviewer of all the drivers under
sound/soc/intel/boards, how would you like to proceed with this?

I see 2 possible ways forwards:

1) Unconditionally use pmc_plt_clk_0 as mclk (as my test patch does)
in the cht_bsw_max98090_ti.c machine driver

2) Use DMI quirks for the Swansky (and probably also the Clapper) to
use pmc_plt_clk_0 as mclk there while keeping pmc_plt_clk_3 as the

If you (Pierre-Louis) can let me know which solution you prepare then
I can prepare and submit a patch to fix this.