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SubjectRe: [PATCH] hwmon: pmbus: Make reg check and clear faults functions return errors
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On 09/07/2017 07:06 PM, Andrew Jeffery wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-09-07 at 18:26 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> On 09/07/2017 06:02 PM, Andrew Jeffery wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2017-09-07 at 17:27 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>>> On 09/07/2017 08:22 AM, Andrew Jeffery wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 2017-09-07 at 06:40 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>>>>> On 09/06/2017 04:32 PM, Andrew Jeffery wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Guess I need to dig up my eval board and see if I can reproduce the problem.
>>>>>>>> Seems you are saying that the problem is always seen when issuing a sequence
>>>>>>>> of "clear faults" commands on multiple pages ?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Yeah. We're also seeing bad behaviour under other command sequences as well,
>>>>>>> which lead to this hack of a work-around patch[1].
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'd be very interested in the results of testing against the eval board. I
>>>>>>> don't have access to one and it seems Maxim have discontinued them.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Do you have a somewhat reliable means to reproduce the problem ?
>>>>>
>>>>> It seems we hit a bunch of problems by just continually
>>>>> binding/unbinding the driver, if you don't apply that hacky oneshot
>>>>> retry patch. We can hit problems (in our design?) with something like:
>>>>>
>>>>> # cd /sys/bus/i2c/drivers/max31785; \
>>>>> echo $addr > unbind; \
>>>>> while echo $addr > bind; \
>>>>> do echo $addr > unbind; echo -n .; done;
>>>>>
>>>>> It should hit issues covered by this patch, as the register checks are
>>>>> used in the operations used by probe.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hmm ... I didn't use your driver but my prototype driver which also supports
>>>> temperature and voltage attributes, so if anything it should create more
>>>> stress on the chip.
>>>
>>> I did add the temp and voltage attributes...
>>>
>>> Any chance you can give mine a try? I don't know what I would have done
>>> to invoke this kind of behaviour, so it would be useful to know whether
>>> or not it happens with one driver but not the other.
>>>
>>
>> Will do.
>
> Thanks. For reference, here's a devicetree description:
>
> https://github.com/openbmc/linux/blob/dev-4.10/arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-bmc-opp-witherspoon.dts#L283
>

I can't test with devicetree. x86 system.

2,100+ iterations with your driver, no failures.

Either it is because my chip is a MAX31785 (not A), or the configuration makes a difference,
or it is your hardware.

I'll try to connect a couple of fans next (so far I did without) and try again.

Guenter

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