On Fri, 2018-02-02 at 11:20 +0000, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> On 01/02/18 12:16, Horia Geantă wrote:
> > If the loop cannot exit based on value of "ret" != -EAGAIN, then it
> > means
> > caam_probe() will eventually fail due to ret == -EAGAIN:
> >     if (ret) {
> >             dev_err(dev, "failed to instantiate RNG");
> >             goto caam_remove;
> >     }
> For me it's an endless loop applying the first two
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/866460/
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/866462/
> but not this one
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/865890/
> > Please provide more details, so that the root cause is found and
> > fixed.
> np
> ---
> bod

I think the problem lies in the instantiate_rng() function. If the
driver is unable to acquire DEC0 it'll return -ENODEV. This should
terminate the while loop in the probe function. However, the return
value is never checked and is instead overwritten with -EAGAIN, causing
the endless loop.

This problem only occurs if u-boot instantiates only one of the state
handles (ent_delay doesn't get incremented) and the kernel runs in non-
secure mode (DEC0 can't get acquired). Instantiating all state handles
in u-boot therefore fixes this problem. In addition, the return value
in instantiate_rng() should be handled correctly by including

if (ret)

right after "ret = run_descriptor_deco0(ctrldev, desc, &status);".


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