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SubjectRe: MMC block addressing mode.
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On 04/20/2017 09:17 AM, Steven J. Hill wrote:
> On 04/20/2017 09:18 AM, Ulf Hansson wrote:
>>>
>>> The Cavium hardware requires knowledge of the card addressing mode.
>>> We need to either restore mmc_card_blockaddr(), or create another
>>> way to generate the same information. You previously suggested use
>>> of the 'blksz' value, however, it has the same value regardless of
>>> the card capacity. What would you suggest? Cheers.
>>
>> Right. Can you explain what the Cavium hardware need it for?
>>
> Uffe,
>
> In Cavium's MMC controller, the DMA engine requires software to
> specify the addressing mode of the card. For DMA write operations,
> the CARD_ADDR field in the MIO_EMM_DMA register is programmed with
> a byte address if the media card <= 2GB. If the card is > 2GB, the
> address is interpreted as a 512 byte sector address. The SECTOR bit
> tells the controller how to interpret the address in CARD_ADDR. If
> set to 1, use 512 byte sector addressing, otherwise it is set to 0
> and byte addressing is used.
>

... In other words:

The Cavium MMC controller doesn't directly send the commands supplied by
the MMC core to the target device. The driver analyzes the intent of
the commands, and then programs the MMC bus interface unit to synthesize
an equivalent, but perhaps different, set of commands to the target
device. As part of this synthesis, hardware needs to be told if sector
or byte addressing is used by the target device.

Steven and Jan: Can we get around this requirement by:

- Always set MIO_EMM_DMA[MULTI] = 1; This way by SECTOR mode may be
unimportant.

- Always set MIO_EMM_DMA[SECTOR] = SUITABLE_CONSTANT.

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