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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 3.19-rc4: Fix race condition in i.MX serial port driver
On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 05:07:08PM +0100, Michael Doswald wrote:
> Under pressure, the imx.c device driver may transfer the same data multiple
> times.
> Reason:
> Function imx_dma_tx checks for an active DMA transfer by calling
> dmaengine_tx_status. The return value may indicate that no transfer is
> running while the dma_tx_callback function is still being executed. In
> this case the xmit->tail pointer may not be updated to the correct value
> when imx_dma_tx initiates a new DMA transfer, which will result in a DMA
> transfer with the same base address as the previous one.
> Patch:
> Use existing dma_is_txing variable to guard DMA transfer initiation instead
> of dmaengine_tx_status. Clear dma_is_txing at the end of the DMA callback
> function therefore extending the critical section where the port lock is
> held. Critical section extension is in line with the callback function
> of other drivers, e.g. serial-tegra.c (tegra_uart_tx_dma_complete).
> Signed-off-by: Michael Doswald <>
> ---
> drivers/tty/serial/imx.c | 11 ++++-------
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

Fails to apply to my tree :(

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