Re: SDHCI AM654 driver delaying boot time

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On 10/11/23 16:19, Francesco Dolcini wrote:
> Hello Nishant,
> On Thu, Nov 09, 2023 at 11:51:59AM -0600, Nishanth Menon wrote:
>> On 18:56-20231108, João Paulo Silva Gonçalves wrote:
>>> Hello all, 
>>> We are trying to minimize boot time for our AM62 devices.
>>> Unfortunately, we have identified a delay of approximately 1.5
>>> seconds caused by the sdhci_am654 driver. This delay is a result of
>>> a timeout within the driver (MAX_POWER_ON_TIMEOUT) and was
>>> introduced in commit 7ca0f16 ("mmc: sdhci_am654: Add workaround for
>>> card detect debounce timer"). This issue arises only when there is
>>> no SD card present in the MMC slot.  We tested the driver with a
>>> lower timeout value and everything worked. However, as indicated in
>>> the commit message, this timeout may be related to the way the sdhci
>>> controller hardware IP works. Currently, the driver employs a sort
>>> of a "busy loop" to wait for this timeout to pass delaying the boot.
>>> Why is need to busy loop for this timeout? Is it possible to wait
>>> for it in the backgroud? Am I am missing something here? 
>> I am not an mmc expert, but, Isn't this sequence part of the programmer
>> manual in the TRM[1]?
> Probably original question from Joao was not fully understood.
> It is clear why the code is waiting for the CD, the issue we are
> experiencing is that the whole boot is delayed by 1.5 seconds because of
> that piece of code for no reason.
> - SD card exists in the system, but it's not used and the card slot is empty
> - We boot from eMMC (that has no CD pin)
> - Boot is delayed by 1.5 second because of that piece of code

So maybe don't use that code for eMMC?

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