Commit cf0b70e7 authored by Shalom Toledo's avatar Shalom Toledo Committed by David S. Miller
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mlxsw: core: Increase timeout during firmware flash process

During the firmware flash process, some of the EMADs get timed out, which
causes the driver to send them again with a limit of 5 retries. There are
some situations in which 5 retries is not enough and the EMAD access fails.
If the failed EMAD was related to the flashing process, the driver fails
the flashing.

The reason for these timeouts during firmware flashing is cache misses in
the CPU running the firmware. In case the CPU needs to fetch instructions
from the flash when a firmware is flashed, it needs to wait for the
flashing to complete. Since flashing takes time, it is possible for pending
EMADs to timeout.

Fix by increasing EMADs' timeout while flashing firmware.

Fixes: ce6ef68f

 ("mlxsw: spectrum: Implement the ethtool flash_device callback")
Signed-off-by: default avatarShalom Toledo <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarIdo Schimmel <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent a5f39326
......@@ -81,6 +81,7 @@ struct mlxsw_core {
struct mlxsw_core_port *ports;
unsigned int max_ports;
bool reload_fail;
bool fw_flash_in_progress;
unsigned long driver_priv[0];
/* driver_priv has to be always the last item */
......@@ -428,12 +429,16 @@ struct mlxsw_reg_trans {
struct rcu_head rcu;
static void mlxsw_emad_trans_timeout_schedule(struct mlxsw_reg_trans *trans)
unsigned long timeout = msecs_to_jiffies(MLXSW_EMAD_TIMEOUT_MS);
if (trans->core->fw_flash_in_progress)
timeout = msecs_to_jiffies(MLXSW_EMAD_TIMEOUT_DURING_FW_FLASH_MS);
queue_delayed_work(trans->core->emad_wq, &trans->timeout_dw, timeout);
......@@ -1854,6 +1859,18 @@ int mlxsw_core_kvd_sizes_get(struct mlxsw_core *mlxsw_core,
void mlxsw_core_fw_flash_start(struct mlxsw_core *mlxsw_core)
mlxsw_core->fw_flash_in_progress = true;
void mlxsw_core_fw_flash_end(struct mlxsw_core *mlxsw_core)
mlxsw_core->fw_flash_in_progress = false;
static int __init mlxsw_core_module_init(void)
int err;
......@@ -292,6 +292,9 @@ int mlxsw_core_kvd_sizes_get(struct mlxsw_core *mlxsw_core,
u64 *p_single_size, u64 *p_double_size,
u64 *p_linear_size);
void mlxsw_core_fw_flash_start(struct mlxsw_core *mlxsw_core);
void mlxsw_core_fw_flash_end(struct mlxsw_core *mlxsw_core);
bool mlxsw_core_res_valid(struct mlxsw_core *mlxsw_core,
enum mlxsw_res_id res_id);
......@@ -309,8 +309,13 @@ static int mlxsw_sp_firmware_flash(struct mlxsw_sp *mlxsw_sp,
.mlxsw_sp = mlxsw_sp
int err;
err = mlxfw_firmware_flash(&mlxsw_sp_mlxfw_dev.mlxfw_dev, firmware);
return mlxfw_firmware_flash(&mlxsw_sp_mlxfw_dev.mlxfw_dev, firmware);
return err;
static int mlxsw_sp_fw_rev_validate(struct mlxsw_sp *mlxsw_sp)
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