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Subject[PATCH 0/4] serial,dmaengine: use DMA cyclic for IMX UART driver
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Update the IMX UART driver to use cyclic DMA in order
to avoid losing serial data because of DMA start latency.

Support variable data length transfers for cyclic channels in
IMX SDMA(Smart DMA) driver and, as specified in
"Documentation/dmaengine/provider.txt" section "General Design Notes",
run the SDMA channel callback directly from the SDMA interrupt context.

Every commit message will explain the changes.

Impacted devices:
IMX6i,IMX53 CPU:
- clients of the IMX UART that have DMA enabled.
- cyclic SDMA clients
(Note:Not able to find others than IMX UART driver)

Functionality tested by connecting the m53evk to my laptop using a
USB-serial converter and start sending, from my laptop 800 bytes
long packets at 8ms interval.

On the m53evk with interrupt load, generated by
connecting/disconnecting at 3s interval a USB HUB having
some devices connected (~4), I receive serial data in a
loop and check that no overruns are created using command:

`watch -n1 cat /proc/tty/driver/IMX-uart`

Also done tests were I check how the data is received when sending packets
bigger than a buffer descriptor size (1024). In my tests I have sent 4 packets
(1028, 2048, 2048, 2048) and check that 7172 bytes were received using
the command:
`watch -n1 cat /proc/tty/driver/IMX-uart`

Result:
serinfo:1.0 driver revision:
2: uart:IMX mmio:0x5000C000 irq:49 tx:0 rx:7172 RTS|CTS|DTR|DSR|CD


Nandor Han (4):
dmaengine: imx-sdma - reduce transfer latency for DMA cyclic clients
dmaengine: imx-sdma - update the residue calculation for cyclic
channels
serial: imx-serial - update UART IMX driver to use cyclic DMA
serial: imx-serial - update RX error counters when DMA is used

drivers/dma/imx-sdma.c | 56 +++++++++------
drivers/tty/serial/imx.c | 173 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------
2 files changed, 144 insertions(+), 85 deletions(-)

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2.8.3

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