Aspeed 2500 EVB i2c transaction time out

Andrew Jeffery andrew at
Mon Jul 25 10:59:39 AEST 2016

Hi Shay,

On Sun, 2016-07-24 at 11:45 +0000, Shay Slobodkin wrote:
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: joel.stan at [mailto:joel.stan at] On Behalf Of Joel
> > Stanley
> > Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 7:36 PM
> > To: Shay Slobodkin <shays at>
> > Cc: openbmc at
> > Subject: Re: Aspeed 2500 EVB i2c transaction time out
> Hello Joel,
> Thanks for your answer.
> Until we merge from remote the new kernel trees you will push, I was wondering why in aspeed.c for EVB we have the below mapping (there is no i2c bus here): 

"no i2c bus here"? if you mean at 1e6e2000 you are right - it's the
base address of the SCU. In this case it's telling the pinctrl
subsystem which pin-controller should be used to affect the mux
configuration request. Otherwise, there are 14 I2C buses, so 3, 4 and 9
are valid.

> static struct pinctrl_map ast2500_mapping[] __initdata = {
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-8", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C9"),
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-3", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C4"),
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-2", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C3"), };
> While for Palmetto, we have the below set (with no shift like in EVB: i2c-x - I2C(x+1))
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-3", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C3"),
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-4", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C4"),
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-5", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C5"),
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-6", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C6"),
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-7", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C7"),
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-8", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C8"),
>         PIN_MAP_MUX_GROUP_DEFAULT("i2c-8", "1e6e2000.pinmux", NULL, "I2C9"),
> Maybe understanding this could be of some more assistance for us.

Looks like there is a bug with the palmetto configuration; the I2Cx
strings are the values from the datasheet and are 1 indexed, while the
Linux devices are 0 indexed, and so they should be offset.

It's unfortunate that this made it into the openbmc/linux trees. The
patches were very much half-baked and we were using them for an
internal bring-up on an ast2500; we weren't paying enough attention to
the ast2400 configuration and this has slipped through.

I've mentioned to Joel the idea of backing out the bad pinctrl patches.
Some were reverted recently, though they removed the GPIO driver hooks
and not the mux group macros above.



PS: if you are interested in testing the most recent pinctrl patches
they are available at [1]. However, they're based on upstream and so
will need a bit of massaging to integrate them with the openbmc/linux
kernel, for instance adding the I2C mux requests to the I2C devicetree

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