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Memtool write not working on UART2, UART3...

Question asked by on Nov 25, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 27, 2018 by

Added memtool by adding the following line into my local.conf file

IMAGE_INSTALL_append = "imx-test"

rebuilt using bitbake, and loaded image onto my i.mx6ul board


Memtool write to UART3 registers followed by a read shows that the write did not take effect.  Any ideas why?


Memtool write success

root@imx6ul-var-dart:/# /unit_tests/memtool UART1.UCR1=0x201

write 0x00000201 to 0x02020080

root@imx6ul-var-dart:/# /unit_tests/memtool UART1.UCR1
UART1 Addr:0x2020000
UART1.UCR1 Addr:0x02020080 Value:0x00000201


Memtool write no effect

root@imx6ul-var-dart:/# /unit_tests/memtool UART3.UCR1=0x201

write 0x00000201 to 0x021EC080

root@imx6ul-var-dart:/# /unit_tests/memtool UART3.UCR1
UART3 Addr:0x21ec000
UART3.UCR1 Addr:0x021EC080 Value:0x00000C00



Monitored UART3 output with logic analyzer

root@imx6ul-var-dart:/dev# echo "hello" > /dev/ttymxc2

When I run the above command, I see "hello" at the logic analyzer.  This leads me to believe that the driver, pin configuration and clock for UART3 are all working fine.


...somehow UART3 is enabled and working normally, but memtool can not write to the register values.



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I also tried writes to any/all of UART2, UART3, UART4, and all writes have no effect.  Write followed by read shows that the write was ignored.

UART1 is used for console.  UART1 is ttymxc0

root@imx6ul-var-dart:/# stty -F /dev/ttymxc0
speed 115200 baud; line = 0;
eol = ^J;
-brkint ixoff -imaxbel


UART2, UART3, UART4 are used for other things.  UART3 is assigned to ttymxc2, the settings for which are shown below.

root@imx6ul-var-dart:/# stty -F /dev/ttymxc2
speed 115200 baud; line = 0;
eol = ^J;
-brkint ixoff -imaxbel


All active UARTs use the same driver as far as I can tell.  The console (UART1) is in the tty group.


crw------- 1 root tty   207,  16 Nov 26 02:22 ttymxc0
crw------- 1 root root  207,  17 Nov 26 00:41 ttymxc1
crw------- 1 root root  207,  18 Nov 26 01:40 ttymxc2


Read all registers for UART3

0x021EC080: 00000C00 00004021 0000078C 00004000
0x021EC090: 00000B10 00002050 00004008 0000002B
0x021EC0A0: 00000000 00000029 00000C34 00000008
0x021EC0B0: 00002CA4 00000060 00000000


Read all registers for UART1

0x02020080: 00000241 0000402F 0000038C 00004002
0x02020090: 00000B01 00000040 00001080 0000002B

0x020200A0: 00000000 000001F7 00000C34 00000008
0x020200B0: 00002CA4 00000020 00000000


Device tree source include file

filename: ../kernel-source/arch/arm/boot/dts/imx6ul-imx6ull-var-dart-common.dtsi

/* Console UART */
&uart1 {
pinctrl-names = "default";
pinctrl-0 = <&pinctrl_uart1>;
status = "okay";

/* Bluetooth UART */
&uart2 {
pinctrl-names = "default";
pinctrl-0 = <&pinctrl_uart2>;
status = "okay";

/* ttymxc2 UART */
&uart3 {
pinctrl-names = "default";
pinctrl-0 = <&pinctrl_uart3>;
status = "okay";


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Any suggestions?  Should I use something else besides memtool for register writes?  I looked at devmem and devmem2, perhaps I'll try those next if I can't figure this out.


Any help is greatly appreciated.