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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mmc: bcm2835: print some informational messages during reset
On Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:22:00 +0100 (CET)
Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren@i2se.com> wrote:

> Hi Michal,
>
> > Michal Suchánek <msuchanek@suse.de> hat am 14. Februar 2018 um
> > 20:47 geschrieben:
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:50:16 -0800
> > Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On February 14, 2018 6:38:58 AM PST, Michal Suchanek
> > > <msuchanek@suse.de> wrote:
> > > >The previous patch does reset during hardware error so make the
> > > >reset progress more visible.
> > >
> > > Based on your previous email it looks like this can happen quite
> > > frequently so we might be spamming the kernel log with such reset
> > > messages. Turning this into a debug print would not be great
> > > either, how about a custom sysfs attribute counting the number of
> > > times a reset was done?
> >
> > Since every such message happens when the system stalls for like
> > half a minute I don't think there will be that many until somebody
> > notices something is amiss. It might be also helpful in diagnosing
> > if other cards lock up in different way - for me the DMA shutdown
> > is short so I guess it's the mmc host that is locked up and the DMA
> > engine is fine. It might look differently on different systems,
> > though.
>
> FWIW according to your dmesg your RPi doesn't use the DMA engine:
>
> [ 5.004609] sdhost-bcm2835 3f202000.sdhost: unable to initialise DMA
> channel. Falling back to PIO [ 5.154518] sdhost-bcm2835
> 3f202000.sdhost: loaded - DMA disabled
>
> For me it's a chicken and egg problem if the DMA driver is build as a
> kernel module.

It can be included in the ramdisk but somebody would have to add it to
the list of required modules because the dependency is non-obvious.

Thanks

Michal

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