[PATCH][RFC] mmc, sd: do not read switch, if the host do not support high speed

Heiko Schocher hs at denx.de
Mon Dec 17 18:27:42 EST 2012

If the host controller do not support high speed, do not send the
read switch CMD 6. Same as done in mmc_sd_switch_hs().

Signed-off-by: Heiko Schocher <hs at denx.de>
Cc: Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de>
Cc: Dieter Schaffner <Dieter.Schaffner at ids.de>
Cc: linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org
Cc: linux-mmc at vger.kernel.org

 drivers/mmc/core/sd.c |    4 ++++
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

Found this on a MPC8313 based system with mmc over spi and a Transcend
2 GB SD card running a kernel. Without this patch I get this
when reading the CMD6:

mmc1: starting CMD6 arg 00fffff1 flags 000000b5
mmc1:     blksz 64 blocks 1 flags 00000200 tsac 100 ms nsac 0
mmc_spi spi1.2:   mmc_spi: CMD6, resp R1
mmc_spi spi1.2:     mmc_spi: read block, 64 bytes
mmc_spi spi1.2: read error ffffff92 (-110)
mmc_spi spi1.2: read status -110
mmc1: req done (CMD6): 0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
mmc1:     0 bytes transferred: -110

Adding for example a longer timeout for the CMD6 did not helped.

With this patch the transcend card gets detected and can be used
fine. Here the infos from the card, shown in the sysfs:

-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/cid 
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/csd 
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/date 
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/erase_size 
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/fwrev      
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/hwrev 
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/manfid 
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/name   
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/oemid 
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/preferred_erase_size 
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/scr                  
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/serial 
-bash-3.2# cat /sys/bus/mmc/devices/mmc0\:0000/type 

So the question raises, is this a known bug and/or a valid patch?
Other patches known to help here?

diff --git a/drivers/mmc/core/sd.c b/drivers/mmc/core/sd.c
index 49da4df..3142df0 100644
--- a/drivers/mmc/core/sd.c
+++ b/drivers/mmc/core/sd.c
@@ -268,6 +268,10 @@ static int mmc_read_switch(struct mmc_card *card)
 		return 0;
+	/* no need, if the host do not support high speed */
+	if (!(card->host->caps & MMC_CAP_SD_HIGHSPEED))
+		return 0;
 	err = -EIO;
 	status = kmalloc(64, GFP_KERNEL);

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