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Re: [PATCH] ide: Add tx4938ide driver

To: Atsushi Nemoto <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ide: Add tx4938ide driver
From: Sergei Shtylyov <>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 20:23:45 +0400
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Atsushi Nemoto wrote:

+       /* IORDY setup time: 35ns */
+       wt = (35 + cycle - 1) / cycle;

It's not that simple I'm afraid: you can't just wait IORDY for 35 ns as that won't guarantee the minimum DIOx- actime time for the current PIO mode; so t->act8 (since it's >= t->act) should be part of the equation here, possibly with subtraction of couple cycles, if I'm interpreting the timing diagrams in the datasheet correctly...

Hmm... so, does this statement seems correct?

        wt = (t->act8b + 35 + cycle - 1) / cycle - 2;

No need to add the 35 ns since they're counted from the moment -DIOx gets asserted. It would only make sense to check whether:

        wt = DIV_ROUND_UP(t->act8b, cycle) - 2;

is less than the 35 ns minimum, and use 35 ns if so:

        wt = max(DIV_ROUND_UP(t->act8b, cycle) - 2, DIV_ROUND_UP(35, cycle));

+       /* actual wait-cycle is max(wt & ~1, 1) */

I got an impression that WT[0] bit is used otherwise in the ready mode, and PWT[1:0]:WT[3:1] = 00000 would mean 0 cycles, not 1...

From "  Ready Mode":

        When the number of wait cycles is 0, READY check is started in
        1 cycle after asserting the CE* signal. When the number of
        wait cycles is other than zero, after waiting only for the
        specified number of cycles, READY check is started.

   Indeed, I've missed that...

MBR, Sergei

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