Hi, after my last patch which enabled the amdpm smbus driver for my mainboard, I noticed that it would just deliver garbage after a certain amount of time (usually a few hours). Some further debugging and testing revealed the following issues: 1) amdpm(4) in NetBSD (dev/pci/amdpm_smbus.c to be specific) did not check if the controller is currently busy before starting a new transaction. 2) A delay seems to be necessary between writing data to the registers and checking the general status register for success (the delay is not documented in the data sheet, so this is a bit vague - but it fixed the issue for me and the linux driver also has it). 3) While being there, I also added some robustness checks: checking if the GSR gets cleared correctly (though that does not seem necessary), displaying appropriate error messages if the GSR contains error bits and aborting transactions currently in progress if the controller does not get available after waiting for so long. Now this is where the help request starts: Can someone test this on his amdpm(4) based smbus and see if it works? Can someone check the patch itself for style issues? Best regards, Michael PS: Please CC me as I am not on this list.
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