Pinebook Pro PCIe init issue
#1
A few days ago I got the NVME adapter for my pbp. I bought an Intel 660p SSD for it, since it was marked as supported on the wiki. After install, it didn't show up in lspci or lsblk.
the output of dmesg | grep pci returns these errors:


[    2.953763] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: no vpcie12v regulator found
[    3.112162] ehci-pci: EHCI PCI platform driver
[    3.174161] ohci-pci: OHCI PCI platform driver
[    3.733470] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: no vpcie12v regulator found
[    4.318696] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: PCIe link training gen1 timeout!
[    4.320361] rockchip-pcie: probe of f8000000.pcie failed with error -110


I tried updating U-boot on the SPI chip as well as on the SD card, I've tried Debian, Manjaro, Fedora, it's all the same.

I then turned to a friend who also owns a PBP and had them run lspci and dmesg | grep pci and their own pbp returned the same error (their pbp is a first-run preorder and I bought mine a year later.). Is this a hardware issue or is there something I'm missing in the NVME installation that allows this board to initialize it's PCIe properly?
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#2
Does it happen everytime ? Consistently ?

If yes, it might be that the cable is not seated properly.
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#3
(11-03-2020, 05:34 PM)R32Fanboy Wrote: A few days ago I got the NVME adapter for my pbp. I bought an Intel 660p SSD for it, since it was marked as supported on the wiki. After install, it didn't show up in lspci or lsblk.
the output of dmesg | grep pci returns these errors:


[    2.953763] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: no vpcie12v regulator found
[    3.112162] ehci-pci: EHCI PCI platform driver
[    3.174161] ohci-pci: OHCI PCI platform driver
[    3.733470] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: no vpcie12v regulator found
[    4.318696] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: PCIe link training gen1 timeout!
[    4.320361] rockchip-pcie: probe of f8000000.pcie failed with error -110


I tried updating U-boot on the SPI chip as well as on the SD card, I've tried Debian, Manjaro, Fedora, it's all the same.

I then turned to a friend who also owns a PBP and had them run lspci and dmesg | grep pci and their own pbp returned the same error (their pbp is a first-run preorder and I bought mine a year later.). Is this a hardware issue or is there something I'm missing in the NVME installation that allows this board to initialize it's PCIe properly?
I have this issue too, see https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=10118 and even today, after flashing multiple spins of uboot to emmc, sd and SPI along with 2 new nvme adapter boards from Pine store, get the same pci related errors as above. (BTW, this is with first batch PBP & supported NMVe drive per wiki).  

It might be the ribbon cable conductivity on your adapter which you could verify with a multimeter as per this thread: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?...904&page=2 and if so, try the adapter from ameridroid store - definitely not from Pine store.  

Won't mention the response received from Pinestore after the second adapter did not work for me and I got redirected to their IRC (but someone has already noted "worst support ever") so check the cable continuity and maybe get a new one from ameridroid?

Hope that helps and sad to see this issue is still being reported on something that has been out for nearly a year.
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(11-04-2020, 07:10 AM)vssz Wrote:
(11-03-2020, 05:34 PM)R32Fanboy Wrote: A few days ago I got the NVME adapter for my pbp. I bought an Intel 660p SSD for it, since it was marked as supported on the wiki. After install, it didn't show up in lspci or lsblk.
the output of dmesg | grep pci returns these errors:


[    2.953763] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: no vpcie12v regulator found
[    3.112162] ehci-pci: EHCI PCI platform driver
[    3.174161] ohci-pci: OHCI PCI platform driver
[    3.733470] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: no vpcie12v regulator found
[    4.318696] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: PCIe link training gen1 timeout!
[    4.320361] rockchip-pcie: probe of f8000000.pcie failed with error -110


I tried updating U-boot on the SPI chip as well as on the SD card, I've tried Debian, Manjaro, Fedora, it's all the same.

I then turned to a friend who also owns a PBP and had them run lspci and dmesg | grep pci and their own pbp returned the same error (their pbp is a first-run preorder and I bought mine a year later.). Is this a hardware issue or is there something I'm missing in the NVME installation that allows this board to initialize it's PCIe properly?
I have this issue too, see https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=10118 and even today, after flashing multiple spins of uboot to emmc, sd and SPI along with 2 new nvme adapter boards from Pine store, get the same pci related errors as above. (BTW, this is with first batch PBP & supported NMVe drive per wiki).  

It might be the ribbon cable conductivity on your adapter which you could verify with a multimeter as per this thread: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?...904&page=2 and if so, try the adapter from ameridroid store - definitely not from Pine store.  

Won't mention the response received from Pinestore after the second adapter did not work for me and I got redirected to their IRC (but someone has already noted "worst support ever") so check the cable continuity and maybe get a new one from ameridroid?

Hope that helps and sad to see this issue is still being reported on something that has been out for nearly a year.


Why would the kernel still have this error with no cable present then? This is a documented error on several models of RockPro64s prior to the pinebook's production as well, and forum posts on it seemed to end with no good solution.
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#5
No idea but as you can see on mine with no adapter (or cable attached) I still have those errors (Manjaro xfce)

$uname -a
Linux velmurga01 5.9.1-3-MANJARO-ARM #1 SMP Thu Oct 22 12:36:10 CEST 2020 aarch64 GNU/Linux
$date
Thu  5 Nov 15:52:12 GMT 2020
$lspci -vvv
$nvme list
Node            SN                  Model                                    Namespace Usage                      Format          FW Rev 
---------------- -------------------- ---------------------------------------- --------- -------------------------- ---------------- --------
$dmesg|grep -i pcie
[    0.914983] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: host bridge /pcie@f8000000 ranges:
[    0.915009] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie:      MEM 0x00fa000000..0x00fbdfffff -> 0x00fa000000
[    0.915020] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie:      IO 0x00fbe00000..0x00fbefffff -> 0x00fbe00000
[    0.915530] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: no vpcie12v regulator found
[    1.529147] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: host bridge /pcie@f8000000 ranges:
[    1.529181] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie:      MEM 0x00fa000000..0x00fbdfffff -> 0x00fa000000
[    1.529196] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie:      IO 0x00fbe00000..0x00fbefffff -> 0x00fbe00000
[    1.529904] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: no vpcie12v regulator found
[    2.111101] rockchip-pcie f8000000.pcie: PCIe link training gen1 timeout!
[    2.112338] rockchip-pcie: probe of f8000000.pcie failed with error -110
$


And similar PCI error message with stock Debian+Mate with legacy kernel.

So suggesting to me, hardware or quality issue which pine folks are best placed to answer.
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