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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cdc-acm: some enhancement on acm delayed write
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On Fri, 2014-04-11 at 06:51 +0800, Xiao Jin wrote:
> Hi, Oliver,
>
> On 04/10/2014 04:02 PM, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> > On Wed, 2014-04-09 at 22:57 +0800, Xiao Jin wrote:
> >> Thanks all for the review. We meet with the problems when developing
> >> product. I would like to explain my understanding.
> >>
> >> On 04/08/2014 11:05 AM, Xiao Jin wrote:
> >>>
> >>> We find two problems on acm tty write delayed mechanism.
> >>> (1) When acm resume, the delayed wb will be started. But now
> >>> only one write can be saved during acm suspend. More acm write
> >>> may be abandoned.
> >>
> >> The scenario usually happened when user space write series AT after acm
> >> suspend. If acm accept the first AT, what's the reason for acm to refuse
> >> the second AT? If write return 0, user space will try repeatedly until
> >> resume. It looks simpler that acm accept all the data and sent out urb
> >> when resume.
> >
> > No. We cannot accept an arbitrary amount of data. It would let any
> > user OOM the system. There will have to be an arbitrary limit.
> > The simplest limit is 1 urb. And that is because we said that we
> > are ready to accept data.
> >
>
> We apply cdc-acm for modem AT data. I can find other usb modem driver
> usb_wwan_write use list to accept more data when suspend, maybe usbnet
> is the same. Do you have any more reason for me to understand why
> cdc-acm accept only one?

User space must be ready to deal with a device that cannot
accept any more data. There is simply no additional benefit
in more caching.

> We see tty write and close concurrently, we have debug log to show that
> acm_tty_write and acm_resume is called after acm_port_shutdown, I don't
> understand "resuming the device in shutdown() should do the job".

There we have a problem. In fact it looks like a bug in the tty layer.
Could you post the logs?

Regards
Oliver




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