fsl-esdhc on P2020 weird endianess behavior

Elie De Brauwer eliedebrauwer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 18:52:27 EST 2011

On 01/24/11 04:26, tiejun.chen wrote:
> Elie De Brauwer wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> I have a P2020 processor on a custom board which uses the embedded
>> fsl-esdhc controller. Hardware-wise this is functional and in u-boot
>> everything seems to behave (mmc part 0 gives the correct partition table
>> and ext2ls/fatls are capable of reading the contents of the sd card).
>> However as soon as I start Linux (2.6.36), I get all sorts of unwanted
>> behavior. Linux is unable to detect the partition layout (but if I do a
> Can you re-partition that under Linux? i.e, you can use fdisk to do this. Then
> I'm a bit curious what it'll be happened.

This was already partitioned under (x86) Linux, and when I plug it into 
my laptop it sees the MBR (but also on target, in U-boot, the mmc part 0 
command shows the correct partition table). And this does not explain 
why the card registers (such as the scr pasted below) also seem to have 
their endianess swapped, which will result in other side-effects, such 
as improper reading of card capabilities.

>> hexdump of the MBR, I see the endianness is swapped (last 4 bytes are aa
>> 55 00 00). Also when I try to obtain the card registers they show the
>> same behavior:
>> # cat ./devices/soc.0/ff72e000.sdhci/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:0001/scr
>> 0000b50200000000
>> While for comparison the same value on my (x86) laptop gives:
>> edb at lapedb:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:15:00.2/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:0001$
>> cat scr
>> 02b5000000000000
>> In my config I have the following set:
>> # CONFIG_MMC_SDHCI_PCI is not set
> At least looks the config is fine.
> Tiejun

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