lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [Jul]   [11]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRE: [PATCH V4 3/5] mailbox: imx: add imx mu support
Date
Hi Jassi,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jassi Brar [mailto:jassisinghbrar@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:44 PM
> To: A.s. Dong <aisheng.dong@nxp.com>
> Cc: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer@pengutronix.de>; linux-arm-
> kernel@lists.infradead.org; dongas86@gmail.com; linux-
> kernel@vger.kernel.org; Oleksij Rempel <o.rempel@pengutronix.de>; dl-
> linux-imx <linux-imx@nxp.com>; kernel@pengutronix.de; Fabio Estevam
> <fabio.estevam@nxp.com>; shawnguo@kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH V4 3/5] mailbox: imx: add imx mu support
>
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 4:07 PM, A.s. Dong <aisheng.dong@nxp.com> wrote:
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Sascha Hauer [mailto:s.hauer@pengutronix.de]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:55 PM
> > > To: A.s. Dong <aisheng.dong@nxp.com>
> > > Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org; dongas86@gmail.com; Jassi
> > > Brar <jassisinghbrar@gmail.com>; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> > > Oleksij Rempel <o.rempel@pengutronix.de>; dl-linux-imx
> > > <linux-imx@nxp.com>; kernel@pengutronix.de; Fabio Estevam
> > > <fabio.estevam@nxp.com>; shawnguo@kernel.org
> > > Subject: Re: [PATCH V4 3/5] mailbox: imx: add imx mu support
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 07:29:38AM +0000, A.s. Dong wrote:
> > > > Hi Sascha,
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Sascha Hauer [mailto:s.hauer@pengutronix.de]
> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:20 PM
> > > > > To: A.s. Dong <aisheng.dong@nxp.com>
> > > > > Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org; dongas86@gmail.com;
> > > > > Jassi Brar <jassisinghbrar@gmail.com>;
> > > > > linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Oleksij Rempel
> > > > > <o.rempel@pengutronix.de>; dl-linux-imx <linux-imx@nxp.com>;
> > > > > kernel@pengutronix.de; Fabio Estevam <fabio.estevam@nxp.com>;
> > > > > shawnguo@kernel.org
> > > > > Subject: Re: [PATCH V4 3/5] mailbox: imx: add imx mu support
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > On Sun, Jul 08, 2018 at 10:56:55PM +0800, Dong Aisheng wrote:
> > > > > > This is used for i.MX multi core communication.
> > > > > > e.g. A core to SCU firmware(M core) on MX8.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Tx is using polling mode while Rx is interrupt driven and
> > > > > > schedule a hrtimer to receive remain words if have more than
> > > > > > 4 words.
> > > > >
> > > > > You told us that using interrupts is not possible due to
> > > > > miserable performance, we then provided you a way with which you
> could poll.
> > > > > Why are you using interrupts now?
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Because mailbox framework does not support sync rx now, I think we
> > > > do not need to wait for that feature done first as it's
> > > > independent and separate features of framework.
> > >
> > > You can wait forever for this feature, nobody will add it for you.
> > > It's up to you to add support for that feature. Who else should add this
> feature if not you?
> > > And when will you add that feature if not now when you actually need it?
> > > It is common practice that you adjust the frameworks to your needs
> > > rather than working around them.
> > >
> >
> > I'm willing to add it. Just because you said Jassi already had the
> > idea on how to Implement it and does not add much complexity. So I just
> want to see his patches.
> > But if he did not work on it, I can also help on it.
> >
> I am not much aware of the history of this conversation... but it seems you
> need to make use of mbox_chan_ops.peek_data().
>
> If not that, please let me know the requirement.
>

Thanks for the suggestion.
It looks to me may work.

From the definition, it seems it's used to pull data from remote side.
/**
* mbox_client_peek_data - A way for client driver to pull data
* received from remote by the controller.
* @chan: Mailbox channel assigned to this client.
*
* A poke to controller driver for any received data.
* The data is actually passed onto client via the
* mbox_chan_received_data()
* The call can be made from atomic context, so the controller's
* implementation of peek_data() must not sleep.
*
* Return: True, if controller has, and is going to push after this,
* some data.
* False, if controller doesn't have any data to be read.
*/
bool mbox_client_peek_data(struct mbox_chan *chan)
{
if (chan->mbox->ops->peek_data)
return chan->mbox->ops->peek_data(chan);

return false;
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(mbox_client_peek_data);
But it seems most users in kernel simply implement it as a data available
Checking rather than receiving it.
See:
drivers/mailbox/ti-msgmgr.c
drivers/mailbox/mailbox-altera.c

Only bcm uses it to receive data.
drivers/mailbox/bcm-flexrm-mailbox.c

For our requirement, we want to implement sync receiving protocol like:
Sc_call_rpc()
{
mbox_send_message(chan, msg)
If (!no_resp)
// rx also stored in msg
mbox_receive_msg_in_polling(chan, msg);
mbox_client_txdone();
}

If using peek_data, it can be:
Sc_call_rpc()
{
mbox_send_message(chan, msg)
If (!no_resp)
// rx also stored in msg
Mbox_client_peek_data(chan);
mbox_client_txdone();
}

And for mu controller driver .peek_data():
imx_mu_peek_data(chan)
{
// get first word and parse data size
imx_mu_receive_msg(&mu->chans, 0, mu->msg);

raw_data = (u8 *)mu->msg;
size = raw_data[1];

// receive rest of them
for (i = 1; i < size; i++) {
ret = imx_mu_receive_msg(&mu->chans, i % 4, mu->msg + i);
if (ret)
return false;
}

mbox_chan_received_data(&mu->chans, (void *)mu->msg);

return true;
}
It is much specific to SCU.
Do you think such peek_data using for sync receiving mode is ok?

Regards
Dong Aisheng

> Cheers!
\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-07-11 14:59    [W:0.044 / U:11.640 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site