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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 2/2] ARM: pxa: transition to dmaengine phase 1
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On Monday 16 February 2015 12:12:14 robert.jarzmik@free.fr wrote:
> ----- Mail original -----
> De: "Arnd Bergmann" <arnd@arndb.de>
> À: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
> Cc: "Robert Jarzmik" <robert.jarzmik@free.fr>, "Vinod Koul" <vinod.koul@intel.com>, "Olof Johansson" <olof@lixom.net>, "Daniel Mack" <zonque@gmail.com>, "Haojian Zhuang" <haojian.zhuang@gmail.com>, dmaengine@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Envoyé: Lundi 16 Février 2015 11:28:57
> Objet: Re: [PATCH RFC 2/2] ARM: pxa: transition to dmaengine phase 1
>
> On Saturday 14 February 2015 23:47:33 Robert Jarzmik wrote:
> >> @@ -294,7 +294,8 @@ int pxa_request_dma (char *name, pxa_dma_prio prio,
> >> /* try grabbing a DMA channel with the requested priority */
> >> for (i = 0; i < num_dma_channels; i++) {
> >> if ((dma_channels[i].prio == prio) &&
> >> - !dma_channels[i].name) {
> >> + !dma_channels[i].name &&
> >> + !mmp_pdma_toggle_reserved_channel(i)) {
> >> found = 1;
> >> break;
> >> }
> >>
>
> > How is the order between the two enforced? I.e. can it be that the dmaengine
> > driver uses the same channel for a different slave before we get here?
>
> If a request is made for a "low prio channel", ie. channel 8, 9 or 10 if I remember
> correctly :
> - suppose dmaengine has transactions underway, and channel 8 is busy
> - this loop, for i == 8 : mmp_pdma_toggle_reserved_channel(8) -> -EBUSY
> - loop continues, i == 9 : mmp_pdma_toggle_reserved_channel(8) -> 0
> => pxa_request_dma reserves channel 9
>
> From now on, mmp_pdma will "skip" channel 9 from its candidates to serve requests.

Ah, so the function asks for just one channel of the right priority,
not a particular channel. I missed that detail.

> > If this is ensured to work, I'm fine with your approach.
> Actually it does. Not exactly this version, as the mmp_pdma interrupt was a bit
> amended to "skip" also reserved channels and not steal events from legacy code,
> but that will be for official submission.
>
> It's also designed to be race free, relying on the fact that there is only one
> CPU on pxa{2,3}xx SocS (irq_save covers).

Ok.

> I'm testing it right now with 2 drivers :
> - pxa3xx_nand, which is converted to dmaengine
> - pxamci, which is not converted to dmaengine
> In 3 variants :
> - zylonite pxa3xx board booted with device-tree
> - zylonite pxa3xx board booted in legacy
> - mioa701 board booted in device-tree
>
> So far so good. If the mmp_pdma patch is accepted for the transition, it will
> open up my path towards dmaengine conversion of all pxa drivers (mmc, nand,
> pxa_camera and pxa2xx-pcm-lib). As Daniel has already done most of the work,
> and because I have kept it for 2 years, that part will be less a burden than
> it would seem ...

Ok, great!

> only the camera will give me a small headache.

Let's worry about that when all the other ones are done then ;-)

Arnd


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