[Letux-kernel] automatic charging working with 4.7

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Wed Jul 27 17:19:46 CEST 2016

Hi Andreas,

> Am 27.07.2016 um 07:59 schrieb Andreas Kemnade <andreas at kemnade.info>:
> On Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:12:19 +0200
> "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
>>> Am 26.07.2016 um 22:09 schrieb Andreas Kemnade
>>> <andreas at kemnade.info>:
>>> On Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:07:30 +0200
>>> Andreas Kemnade <andreas at kemnade.info> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I finally took the advice given to us about in the UART slave
>>>> discussion:
>>>> Fix powermanagement issues in userspace ;-)
>>>> So I did:
>>>> rmmod twl4030_charger
>>>> sleep 2
>>>> #seems to be already done
>>>> twl-i2c.sh USB w 0xFE 0x01
>>>> sleep 1
>>>> twl-i2c.sh USB r 0xFF
>>>> #should be 01
>>>> twl-i2c.sh USB w 0xAD 0x20
>>> modprobe twl4030_charger here seems to be enough here.
>> seems to prove that the problem is really in twl4030-phy.
> /sys/bus/platform/devices/musb-hdrc*/mode
> seems not to change on b_host.sh calls. I always got
> b_peripheral.
> So twl-phy/musb does not properly react on pullup/down
> related interrupts. 

Yes, there is a strange bug in the PHY subsystem. Maybe it is a folllow-up
of the RCU issue because it is triggered by some pm function?
I don't know.

What I know is that the USB-PHY is also not turned off during suspend...

Anyways, I have developed a workaround patch:


And now the charging symptoms are 100% explainable.

* the problem is that the OTG bit is not set when needed for charging.
* this leaves the ADC8 prescaler disabled and VBUS is measured to be 0mV.
* this makes the automatic charging stop shortly after enabling.
* and this also disables the ITHEN bit, which makes battery temperature measurements unavailable.

But all this are follow-up symptoms to the problem that the phy-twl4030 driver has a bug. Or reacts
that way to another bug.

Well, at least we have a simple workaround which makes it easier to
operate the GTA04 for debugging of other problems. This big roadblock
has now been removed (or tunneled).

Thanks and BR,

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