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SubjectRE: [PATCH V1] ARM: tegra: dma: Support variable transfer sizes
Laxman Dewangan wrote at Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:46 PM:
> On Wednesday 25 January 2012 10:33 PM, Stephen Warren wrote:
> > Laxman Dewangan wrote at Wednesday, January 25, 2012 4:20 AM:
> >> Allow the transfer size to vary in each DMA request,
> >> rather than assuming all requests to be the same size
> >> as the first request made.
> > ...
> >> diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-tegra/dma.c b/arch/arm/mach-tegra/dma.c
> > ...
> >> @@ -434,6 +435,15 @@ static void tegra_dma_update_hw_partial(struct tegra_dma_channel *ch,
> >> writel(apb_ptr, ch->addr + APB_DMA_CHAN_APB_PTR);
> >> writel(ahb_ptr, ch->addr + APB_DMA_CHAN_AHB_PTR);
> >>
> >> + if (ch->mode& TEGRA_DMA_MODE_CONTINOUS)
> >> + ch->req_transfer_count = (req->size>> 3) - 1;
> >> + else
> >> + ch->req_transfer_count = (req->size>> 2) - 1;
> > There are cases in the current continuous mode where HW is working on
> > one buffer and the next buffer is queued in HW. Once we've written the
> > new request to HW, we don't know exactly which buffer HW is operating
> > on. Hence, we don't know which buffer ch->req_transfer_count refers to.
> > If req->size changes, might this change cause the new req->size value
> > to be used when the old buffer's final completion interrupt goes off
> > and hence the old buffer's req->bytes_transferred be wrong?
>
> Then byte_transferred should be calculated based on req->size, not based
> on ch->req_transfer_count.

Yes, I think that makes sense.

> Still issue may come when we need to read the transfered count from dma
> through status register whether it has completed the old and started new
> one or still on old req. This can be resolved by having proper lock
> between the isr and reading status so that if isr clears the
> interrupt_done, just raise a flag that int_done arrive and so
> get-active_count() function can handle it properly before workqueu get
> scheduled. I am seeing that there is missing synchronization between
> int_done status and get_active_count().
> I am also thinking that we can remove the work queue and handle the
> queue management in isr only

So I assume you need to make some/all of those modifications before we can
apply this patch?

> > Actually looking at the current continuous mode, I'm not convinced that
> > it correctly handles replacing an in-progress buffer with a new buffer;
> > I certainly see where handle_continuous_dma() checks for a second (SW)
> > queued buffer and tells the HW to use that buffer instead, but I don't
> > see where the (SW) queue management is done; where is the old req removed
> > from the head of ch->list and marked complete? I assume the "out of sync"
> > case is only intended to be an error condition and not part of the
> > buffer switch?
>
> We are removing the old req from list in handling of full buffer
> interrupt handling.
>
> 660 } else if (req->buffer_status ==
> 661 TEGRA_DMA_REQ_BUF_STATUS_HALF_FULL) {
> :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
> 670 req->buffer_status =
> TEGRA_DMA_REQ_BUF_STATUS_FULL;
> 671 req->bytes_transferred = bytes_transferred;
> 672 req->status = TEGRA_DMA_REQ_SUCCESS;
> 673 list_del(&req->node);

Oh right... Maybe I'm misunderstanding continuous mode works then; I
thought that the client driver queued a request once, and it continued
to execute forever until either a new request was queued to replace it,
or the original request for dequeued. It looks like instead, the req
is always removed from the queue once we've seen both the ping and the
pong interrupts. Am I totally misunderstanding what's happening?

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