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* regression [fixed]: SPI interface on systems with Mediatek CPU broken
@ 2021-08-06 22:33 Guenter Roeck
  2021-08-08 22:13 ` Peter Hess
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Guenter Roeck @ 2021-08-06 22:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: regressions
  Cc: stable, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Frank Wunderlich, Peter Hess, Mark Brown

[ submitted for reference. The problem has now been fixed in the upstream kernel ]

Affected upstream kernel releases: v5.14-rc3, v5.14-rc4
Various stable releases with the problematic commit are also affected.

The SPI interface on systems with various Mediatek CPUs is not operational.
The problem affects all Chromebooks with Mediatek CPU since those Chromebooks
use the SPI interface to connect to the Embedded Controller.

Bisect suggests that commit 3a70dd2d050 ("spi: mediatek: fix fifo rx mode")
introduced the problem. The problem was fixed with upstream commit 0d5c3954b35e
("spi: mediatek: Fix fifo transfer").

Detailed problem description from commit 0d5c3954b35e:

     Commit 3a70dd2d0503 ("spi: mediatek: fix fifo rx mode") claims that
     fifo RX mode was never handled, and adds the presumably missing code
     to the FIFO transfer function. However, the claim that receive data
     was not handled is incorrect. It was handled as part of interrupt
     handling after the transfer was complete. The code added with the above
     mentioned commit reads data from the receive FIFO before the transfer
     is started, which is wrong. This results in an actual transfer error
     on a Hayato Chromebook.

     Remove the code trying to handle receive data before the transfer is
     started to fix the problem.


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