Noralf Trønnes <> writes:

> Writing messages larger than the FIFO size results in a hang, rendering
> the machine unusable. This is because the RXD status flag is set on the
> first interrupt which results in bcm2835_drain_rxfifo() stealing bytes
> from the buffer. The controller continues to trigger interrupts waiting
> for the missing bytes, but bcm2835_fill_txfifo() has none to give.
> In this situation wait_for_completion_timeout() apparently is unable to
> stop the madness.
> The BCM2835 ARM Peripherals datasheet has this to say about the flags:
>   TXD: is set when the FIFO has space for at least one byte of data.
>   RXD: is set when the FIFO contains at least one byte of data.
>   TXW: is set during a write transfer and the FIFO is less than full.
>   RXR: is set during a read transfer and the FIFO is or more full.
> Implementing the logic from the downstream i2c-bcm2708 driver solved
> the hang problem.
> Signed-off-by: Noralf Trønnes <>

Patches 1, 3 are:

Reviewed-by: Eric Anholt <>

For patch 2 I followed some of it, but couldn't quite say it's a review.
I trust your testing, and that the path has had a lot more testing in
the downstream tree, so it's:

Acked-by: Eric Anholt <>


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