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From: Douglas Anderson <>
To: Ulf Hansson <>,
	Kalle Valo <>,
	Adrian Hunter <>,
	Arend van Spriel <>
	Double Lo <>,,,
	Naveen Gupta <>,
	Madhan Mohan R <>,, Wright Feng <>,
	Chi-Hsien Lin <>,,,
	Douglas Anderson <>,
	Franky Lin <>,,
	Madhan Mohan R <>,
	Hante Meuleman <>,
	YueHaibing <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>
Subject: [PATCH v4 5/5] brcmfmac: sdio: Don't tune while the card is off
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:41:53 -0700
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When Broadcom SDIO cards are idled they go to sleep and a whole
separate subsystem takes over their SDIO communication.  This is the
Always-On-Subsystem (AOS) and it can't handle tuning requests.

Specifically, as tested on rk3288-veyron-minnie (which reports having
BCM4354/1 in dmesg), if I force a retune in brcmf_sdio_kso_control()
when "on = 1" (aka we're transition from sleep to wake) by whacking:
  bus->sdiodev->func1->card->host->need_retune = 1
...then I can often see tuning fail.  In this case dw_mmc reports "All
phases bad!").  Note that I don't get 100% failure, presumably because
sometimes the card itself has already transitioned away from the AOS
itself by the time we try to wake it up.  If I force retuning when "on
= 0" (AKA force retuning right before sending the command to go to
sleep) then retuning is always OK.

NOTE: we need _both_ this patch and the patch to avoid triggering
tuning due to CRC errors in the sleep/wake transition, AKA ("brcmfmac:
sdio: Disable auto-tuning around commands expected to fail").  Though
both patches handle issues with Broadcom's AOS, the problems are
1. We want to defer (but not ignore) asynchronous (like
   timer-requested) tuning requests till the card is awake.  However,
   we want to ignore CRC errors during the transition, we don't want
   to queue deferred tuning request.
2. You could imagine that the AOS could implement retuning but we
   could still get errors while transitioning in and out of the AOS.
   Similarly you could imagine a seamless transition into and out of
   the AOS (with no CRC errors) even if the AOS couldn't handle

ALSO NOTE: presumably there is never a desperate need to retune in
order to wake up the card, since doing so is impossible.  Luckily the
only way the card can get into sleep state is if we had a good enough
tuning to send it a sleep command, so presumably that "good enough"
tuning is enough to wake us up, at least with a few retries.

Signed-off-by: Douglas Anderson <>

Changes in v4:
- Adjust to API rename (Adrian).

Changes in v3:
- ("brcmfmac: sdio: Don't tune while the card is off") new for v3.

Changes in v2: None

 drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/sdio.c | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/sdio.c b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/sdio.c
index ee76593259a7..629140b6d7e2 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/sdio.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/sdio.c
@@ -669,6 +669,10 @@ brcmf_sdio_kso_control(struct brcmf_sdio *bus, bool on)
+	/* Cannot re-tune if device is asleep; defer till we're awake */
+	if (on)
+		sdio_retune_hold_now(bus->sdiodev->func1);
 	/* 1st KSO write goes to AOS wake up core if device is asleep  */
 	brcmf_sdiod_writeb(bus->sdiodev, SBSDIO_FUNC1_SLEEPCSR, wr_val, &err);
@@ -729,6 +733,9 @@ brcmf_sdio_kso_control(struct brcmf_sdio *bus, bool on)
 	if (try_cnt > MAX_KSO_ATTEMPTS)
 		brcmf_err("max tries: rd_val=0x%x err=%d\n", rd_val, err);
+	if (on)
+		sdio_retune_release(bus->sdiodev->func1);
 	return err;

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Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-13 23:41 [PATCH v4 0/5] brcmfmac: sdio: Deal better w/ transmission errors related to idle Douglas Anderson
2019-06-13 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 1/5] Revert "brcmfmac: disable command decode in sdio_aos" Douglas Anderson
2019-06-13 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 2/5] mmc: core: API to temporarily disable retuning for SDIO CRC errors Douglas Anderson
2019-06-14 12:04   ` Ulf Hansson
2019-06-14 16:41     ` Doug Anderson
2019-06-17  7:53       ` Ulf Hansson
2019-06-17  8:30   ` Adrian Hunter
2019-06-13 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 3/5] brcmfmac: sdio: Disable auto-tuning around commands expected to fail Douglas Anderson
2019-06-17  8:33   ` Adrian Hunter
2019-06-17 10:35   ` Arend Van Spriel
2019-06-13 23:41 ` [PATCH v4 4/5] mmc: core: Add sdio_retune_hold_now() and sdio_retune_release() Douglas Anderson
2019-06-14 12:09   ` Ulf Hansson
2019-06-14 16:38     ` Doug Anderson
2019-06-14 17:17       ` Arend Van Spriel
2019-06-17  8:46       ` Adrian Hunter
2019-06-17  8:34   ` Adrian Hunter
2019-06-13 23:41 ` Douglas Anderson [this message]
2019-06-17  8:28   ` [PATCH v4 5/5] brcmfmac: sdio: Don't tune while the card is off Adrian Hunter
2019-06-17 10:52   ` Arend Van Spriel

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