Intermittent U-Boot USB Mass Storage issues with mx6sxsabresd

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Intermittent U-Boot USB Mass Storage issues with mx6sxsabresd

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mitchelljohnson
Contributor I

Hi,

I'm in the process of implementing a simple u-boot based upgrade system, and have encountered some issues with large file transfers on certain USB sticks. I've seen the issue on both u-boot-imx v2015.04 and with u-boot-fslc v2015.10.

U-Boot 2015.10-rc4+fslc+g1fb68c8 (Oct 15 2015 - 12:45:53 -0400)

CPU:   Freescale i.MX6SX rev1.2 996 MHz (running at 792 MHz)

CPU:   Extended Commercial temperature grade (-20C to 105C) at 52C

Reset cause: WDOG

Board: MX6SX SABRE SDB

I2C:   ready

DRAM:  1 GiB

PMIC:  PFUZE100 ID=0x11

MMC:   FSL_SDHC: 0, FSL_SDHC: 1, FSL_SDHC: 2

*** Warning - bad CRC, using default environment

PCI:   pcie phy link never came up

In:    serial

Out:   serial

Err:   serial

Net:   Phy 1 not found

FEC [PRIME]

Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0

=> usb start

starting USB...

USB0:   USB EHCI 1.00

scanning bus 0 for devices... 2 USB Device(s) found

USB1:   USB EHCI 1.00

scanning bus 1 for devices... 1 USB Device(s) found

       scanning usb for storage devices... 1 Storage Device(s) found

       scanning usb for ethernet devices... 0 Ethernet Device(s) found

=> load usb 0:1 ${loadaddr} rootfs-a.ext4

reading rootfs-a.ext4

EHCI timed out on TD - token=0x1e008d80

EHCI timed out on TD - token=0x9e008d80

EHCI timed out on TD - token=0x800d8d80

EHCI timed out on TD - token=0x1e008d80

Error reading cluster

** Unable to read file rootfs-a.ext4 **

The issue comes and goes with no pattern I've been able to discern, but is more reproducible with some USB drives than others. The rootfs-a file is ~400MiB, and the first "time out" errors occur within ~5 seconds of running the "load" command.

I can reproduce the issue either on the host USB port or the OTG port with the correct cable.

I've had no issues with a separate 8MiB file even on the most problematic of drives.

Does anyone have any suggestions for this? I did some fairly thorough searching and was able to find other people with the same problem, but no solutions.

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friederschrempf
Contributor IV

Just for those who need a quick workaround: Reducing the value of USB_MAX_XFER_BLK in common/usb_storage.c should do the trick (thanks to Sergei Temerkhanov for the hint).

The U-Boot guys are currently working on a solution...

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friederschrempf
Contributor IV

I guess that I'm experiencing the same issue and therefore started this discussion on the u-boot mailing list: [U-Boot] Issue with USB mass storage (thumb drives)

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fabio_estevam
NXP Employee
NXP Employee

MItchell,

Please report this issue in the U-boot mailing list: u-boot@lists.denx.de

Regards,

Fabio Estevam

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CarlosCasillas
NXP Employee
NXP Employee

Hi Mitchel,

Your issue is being internally discussed with AE team. As soon as getting news, I will send you an update here.

Hope this will be useful for you.

Best regards!

/Carlos

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CarlosCasillas
NXP Employee
NXP Employee

Hi Mitchel,

What is the loadaddr? I see this command

load usb 0:1 ${loadaddr} rootfs-a.ext4

Often if the address is wrong you will get the timeout errors. Try a fatload from mmc card first to see if the address is correct.  If it still fails please printenv and post the contents of the u-boot.

Best regards!

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mitchelljohnson
Contributor I

Hi Carlos,

I am able to load the same rootfs from an SD card partition just fine.

=> load mmc 2:4 ${loadaddr} rootfs-a.ext4

406847488 bytes read in 19261 ms (20.1 MiB/s)

As I had mentioned before, this seems to be an issue with varying USB sticks. Some work, some do not.

Here are the contents of an env print, as well as the output of bdinfo.

=> env print

baudrate=115200

boot_fdt=try

bootcmd=mmc dev ${mmcdev};mmc dev ${mmcdev}; if mmc rescan; then if run loadbootscript; then run bootscript; else if run loadimage; then run mmcboot; else run netboot; fi; fi; else run netboot; fi

bootdelay=3

bootscript=echo Running bootscript from mmc ...; source

console=ttymxc0

ethact=FEC

ethaddr=00:04:9f:03:85:a4

ethprime=FEC

fdt_addr=0x88000000

fdt_file=imx6sx-sharp-lcd.dtb

fdt_high=0xffffffff

filesize=18400000

image=zImage

initrd_high=0xffffffff

ip_dyn=yes

loadaddr=0x82000000

loadbootscript=fatload mmc ${mmcdev}:${mmcpart} ${loadaddr} ${script};

loadfdt=fatload mmc ${mmcdev}:${mmcpart} ${fdt_addr} ${fdt_file}

loadimage=fatload mmc ${mmcdev}:${mmcpart} ${loadaddr} ${image}

mmcargs=setenv bootargs console=${console},${baudrate} root=${mmcroot} fbcon=rotate:1 vt.global_cursor_default=0

mmcboot=echo Booting from mmc ...; run mmcargs; if test ${boot_fdt} = yes || test ${boot_fdt} = try; then if run loadfdt; then bootz ${loadaddr} - ${fdt_addr}; else if test ${boot_fdt} = try; then bootz; else echo WARN: Cannot load the DT; fi; fi; else bootz; fi;

mmcdev=2

mmcpart=1

mmcroot=/dev/mmcblk3p2 rootwait rw

netargs=setenv bootargs console=${console},${baudrate} root=/dev/nfs ip=dhcp nfsroot=${serverip}:${nfsroot},v3,tcp

netboot=echo Booting from net ...; run netargs; if test ${ip_dyn} = yes; then setenv get_cmd dhcp; else setenv get_cmd tftp; fi; ${get_cmd} ${image}; if test ${boot_fdt} = yes || test ${boot_fdt} = try; then if ${get_cmd} ${fdt_addr} ${fdt_file}; then bootz ${loadaddr} - ${fdt_addr}; else if test ${boot_fdt} = try; then bootz; else echo WARN: Cannot load the DT; fi; fi; else bootz; fi;

script=boot.scr

stderr=serial

stdin=serial

stdout=serial

Environment size: 1770/8188 bytes

=> bdinfo

arch_number = 0x00000000

boot_params = 0x80000100

DRAM bank   = 0x00000000

-> start    = 0x80000000

-> size     = 0x40000000

eth0name    = FEC

ethaddr     = 00:04:9f:03:85:a4

current eth = FEC

ip_addr     = <NULL>

baudrate    = 115200 bps

TLB addr    = 0xBFFF0000

relocaddr   = 0xBFF57000

reloc off   = 0x38757000

irq_sp      = 0xBFC54EA0

sp start    = 0xBFC54E90

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CarlosCasillas
NXP Employee
NXP Employee

Hi Mitchel,

AE team mentioned that it seems that there is some lack of compatibility (maybe with geometry) of the USB flash drive(s). If you can find a particular brand or size that fails consistently, then they can create a ticket to address it.

Is there a common difference? Is the failing drive 4 GB, 32 GB, or larger? How is it formatted? FAT, VFAT, EXT3, EXT4?


Hope this will be useful for you.
Best regards!
/Carlos

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KursadOney
NXP Employee
NXP Employee

Mitchell,

Can you change the loadaddr to 0x80800000 and give it a try? On my solox board, I got the same errors with the load address you're using but the errors have disappeared with 0x80800000.

EDIT: Nevermind - I had stopped usb prior to using 0x82000000 but forgotten to restart it afterwards and u-boot didn't pick that up. 0x82000000 seems fine for me now with 3 different USB sticks and 425M file.

In that case I suggest changing this macro in include/usb.h and see if the timeouts disappear:

#define USB_TIMEOUT_MS(pipe) (usb_pipebulk(pipe) ? 5000 : 1000)

I'd recommend something like 30000 : 10000 for testing for the time being.

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