Re: [PATCH pinctrl/fixes] pinctrl: aspeed: Fix spurious mux failures on the AST2500

Andrew Jeffery andrew at
Mon Sep 9 11:53:57 AEST 2019

On Thu, 29 Aug 2019, at 16:47, Andrew Jeffery wrote:
> Commit 674fa8daa8c9 ("pinctrl: aspeed-g5: Delay acquisition of regmaps")
> was determined to be a partial fix to the problem of acquiring the LPC
> Host Controller and GFX regmaps: The AST2500 pin controller may need to
> fetch syscon regmaps during expression evaluation as well as when
> setting mux state. For example, this case is hit by attempting to export
> pins exposing the LPC Host Controller as GPIOs.
> An optional eval() hook is added to the Aspeed pinmux operation struct
> and called from aspeed_sig_expr_eval() if the pointer is set by the
> SoC-specific driver. This enables the AST2500 to perform the custom
> action of acquiring its regmap dependencies as required.
> John Wang tested the fix on an Inspur FP5280G2 machine (AST2500-based)
> where the issue was found, and I've booted the fix on Witherspoon
> (AST2500) and Palmetto (AST2400) machines, and poked at relevant pins
> under QEMU by forcing mux configurations via devmem before exporting
> GPIOs to exercise the driver.
> Fixes: 7d29ed88acbb ("pinctrl: aspeed: Read and write bits in LPC and 
> GFX controllers")
> Fixes: 674fa8daa8c9 ("pinctrl: aspeed-g5: Delay acquisition of regmaps")
> Reported-by: John Wang <wangzqbj at>
> Tested-by: John Wang <wangzqbj at>
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Jeffery <andrew at>
> ---
> Hi Linus,
> The timing of merging the AST2600 (g6) driver and 674fa8daa8c9 ("pinctrl:
> aspeed-g5: Delay acquisition of regmaps") caused a bit of a rough spot a
> few weeks back. This fix doesn't cause any such disruption - I've
> developed it on top of pinctrl/fixes and back-merged the result into
> pinctrl/devel to test for build breakage (via CONFIG_COMPILE_TEST to
> enable all of the g4, g5 and g6 drivers). All three ASPEED pinctrl
> drivers built successfully, so it should be enough to simply take this
> patch through pinctrl/fixes and leave pinctrl/devel as is for the 5.4
> merge window.
> ---

Ping? Was hoping to get this merged before 5.3 is tagged.


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