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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] usb: typec: tcpci_rt1711h: Try to avoid screaming irq causing boot hangs
On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 3:30 AM Jun Li <> wrote:
> Hi John,
> John Stultz <> 于2020年5月30日周六 下午12:02写道:
> >
> > I've recently (since 5.7-rc1) started noticing very rare hangs
> > pretty early in bootup on my HiKey960 board.
> >
> > They have been particularly difficult to debug, as the system
> > seems to not respond at all to sysrq- commands. However, the
> > system is alive as I'll occaionally see firmware loading timeout
> > errors after awhile. Adding changes like initcall_debug and
> > lockdep weren't informative, as it tended to cause the problem
> > to hide.
> >
> > I finally tried to dig in a bit more on this today, and noticed
> > that the last dmesg output before the hang was usually:
> > "random: crng init done"
> >
> > So I dumped the stack at that point, and saw it was being called
> > from the pl061 gpio irq, and the hang always occurred when the
> > crng init finished on cpu 0. Instrumenting that more I could see
> > that when the issue triggered, we were getting a stream of irqs.
> >
> > Chasing further, I found the screaming irq was for the rt1711h,
> > and narrowed down that we were hitting the !chip->tcpci check
> > which immediately returns IRQ_HANDLED, but does not stop the
> > irq from triggering immediately afterwards.
> >
> > This patch slightly reworks the logic, so if we hit the irq
> > before the chip->tcpci has been assigned, we still read and
> > write the alert register, but just skip calling tcpci_irq().
> >
> > With this change, I haven't managed to trip over the problem
> > (though it hasn't been super long - but I did confirm I hit
> > the error case and it didn't hang the system).
> >
> > I still have some concern that I don't know why this cropped
> > up since 5.7-rc, as there haven't been any changes to the
> > driver since 5.4 (or before). It may just be the initialization
> > timing has changed due to something else, and its just exposed
> > this issue? I'm not sure, and that's not super re-assuring.
> >
> > Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts if this looks like a sane
> > fix or not.
> I think a better solution may be move the irq request after port register,
> we should fire the irq after everything is setup.
> does below change works for you?

Unfortunately the patch didn't seem to apply, but I recreated it by
hand. I agree this looks like it should address the issue and I've not
managed to trigger the problem in my (admittedly somewhat brief)
attempts at testing.

Thanks for sending it out. Do you want to submit the patch and I'll
provide a Tested-by tag, or would it help for me to submit your
suggested change?


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