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Date:   Mon, 20 May 2019 11:20:22 -0700
From:   Doug Anderson <>
To:     Arend Van Spriel <>
Cc:     Ulf Hansson <>,
        Kalle Valo <>,
        Adrian Hunter <>,
        "open list:ARM/Rockchip SoC..." <>,
        Double Lo <>,
        Brian Norris <>,
        Madhan Mohan R <>,
        Matthias Kaehlcke <>,
        Wright Feng <>,
        Chi-Hsien Lin <>,,
        Franky Lin <>,
        netdev <>,
        linux-wireless <>,
        LKML <>,
        Hante Meuleman <>,
        Naveen Gupta <>,, YueHaibing <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] brcmfmac: re-enable command decode in sdio_aos for
 BRCM 4354


On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 1:09 AM Arend Van Spriel
<> wrote:
> On 5/18/2019 12:54 AM, Douglas Anderson wrote:
> > In commit 29f6589140a1 ("brcmfmac: disable command decode in
> > sdio_aos") we disabled something called "command decode in sdio_aos"
> > for a whole bunch of Broadcom SDIO WiFi parts.
> >
> > After that patch landed I find that my kernel log on
> > rk3288-veyron-minnie and rk3288-veyron-speedy is filled with:
> >    brcmfmac: brcmf_sdio_bus_sleep: error while changing bus sleep state -110
> >
> > This seems to happen every time the Broadcom WiFi transitions out of
> > sleep mode.  Reverting the part of the commit that affects the WiFi on
> > my boards fixes the problem for me, so that's what this patch does.
> This sounds very similar to the issue we had during integration of wifi
> on rk3288 chromebooks years ago.

I'm working on those same Chromebooks.  ;-)  I'm working on trying to
make them well on newer kernels.

...but I guess you're saying that the problem faced by the people who
wanted commit 29f6589140a1 ("brcmfmac: disable command decode in
sdio_aos") are similar to the problems we saw in the past on those
Chromebooks.  I'd tend to agree.  In general it's difficult to get a
SD Host Controller to be fully robust in the fact of any/all errors on
the bus.  While dw_mmc is pretty robust these days I'm assuming that
some other host controllers aren't.

> > Note that, in general, the justification in the original commit seemed
> > a little weak.  It looked like someone was testing on a SD card
> > controller that would sometimes die if there were CRC errors on the
> > bus.  This used to happen back in early days of dw_mmc (the controller
> > on my boards), but we fixed it.  Disabling a feature on all boards
> > just because one SD card controller is broken seems bad.
> > instead of just this patch possibly the right thing to do is to fully
> > revert the original commit.
> I am leaning towards a full revert, but let's wait for more background info.

I'd be fine with a full revert too.  Presumably that will break
someone but maybe they need to come up with a better solution?


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