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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] mmc: sdhci-esdhc-imx: allow 1.8V modes without 100/200MHz pinctrl states
On 5 July 2018 at 16:22, Stefan Agner <> wrote:
> On 05.07.2018 15:10, Ulf Hansson wrote:
>> On 4 July 2018 at 17:07, Stefan Agner <> wrote:
>>> If pinctrl nodes for 100/200MHz are missing, the controller should
>>> not select any mode which need signal frequencies 100MHz or higher.
>>> To prevent such speed modes the driver currently uses the quirk flag
>>> SDHCI_QUIRK2_NO_1_8_V. This works nicely for SD cards since 1.8V
>>> signaling is required for all faster modes and slower modes use 3.3V
>>> signaling only.
>>> However, there are eMMC modes which use 1.8V signaling and run below
>>> 100MHz, e.g. DDR52 at 1.8V. With using SDHCI_QUIRK2_NO_1_8_V this
>>> mode is prevented. When using a fixed 1.8V regulator as vqmmc-supply
>>> the stack has no valid mode to use. In this tenuous situation the
>>> kernel continuously prints voltage switching errors:
>>> mmc1: Switching to 3.3V signalling voltage failed
>>> Avoid using SDHCI_QUIRK2_NO_1_8_V and prevent faster modes by
>>> altering the SDHCI capability register. With that the stack is able
>>> to select 1.8V modes even if no faster pinctrl states are available:
>>> # cat /sys/kernel/debug/mmc1/ios
>>> ...
>>> timing spec: 8 (mmc DDR52)
>>> signal voltage: 1 (1.80 V)
>>> ...
>>> Link:
>>> Signed-off-by: Stefan Agner <>
>> Thanks, applied for next! Let's see if this turns out okay, then let's
>> make it a fix and add a stable tag.
>> BTW, would you mind looking up the commit it fixes? Or if there is a
>> certain stable release we should target.
> The quirk SDHCI_QUIRK2_NO_1_8_V has been used if pinctrl were missing
> since support has been added for additional pinctrl states (back around
> 3.13).
> Fixes: ad93220de7da ("mmc: sdhci-esdhc-imx: change pinctrl state
> according to uhs mode")
> I guess it won't apply on older kernels since the code which applies the
> quirk has been moved around.


I have moved the patch to fixes and added a stable tag, # v4.13+. It
applied cleanly on top of that kernel version, if you or anyone else
needs it for an older kernel, please post a backported patch.


Kind regards

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