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SubjectRe: SDHCI: timeout during data transfer
On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Pierre Ossman <> wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 23:13:39 +0200
> "Luca Tettamanti" <> wrote:
>> I finally managed to capture a failure with debug enabled, I'm
>> attaching the log.
> It seems to be a transfer error at least as it is in a completely
> different area of the card compared to the first mail you sent.
>> To recap:
>> - heavy write loads sometimes result in a timeout
>> - reads seem unaffected (I read the card multiple times without errors)
> Looking at the dump, the controller seems to be doing the correct
> thing. The timeout mandated by the SD specification is 250 ms, and that
> time has passed if you look at the timestamps. If you look at some
> other writes further down, the card takes around 220 ms for the writes.
> IOW, it would seem that this card is cutting it a bit close and
> sometimes goes over the alloted time.
>> - doubling the timeout (as per my first patch) makes the timeout disappear
> Since it is the card that's the problem here, not the controller, we'd
> need to fix this in the core. Unfortunately the sdhci hardware is a bit
> inflexible so any change I make will result in a doubling of the
> timeout.
> Could you try modifying line 283 of drivers/mmc/core/core.c where it
> says "limit_us = 250000;" to 300000 instead?

300ms seems to be enough.

>> I've tested two other cards that do not show the problem, but they are
>> not "high speed":
>> mmc0: new high speed SD card at address 0002 (troubles)
>> vs:
>> mmc0: new SD card at address e624 (OK)
> What's the vendor and model of the failing card?

The card is from S3+, and it's branded "SD Excel" (el-cheapo 4GB card)


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