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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2 v2] dmaengine: rcar-dmac: use TCRB instead of TCR for residue
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Hi Geert

Thank you for your review, and test.
But where is my brown paper bag for English spell ?

>
> Hi Morimoto-san,
>
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 5:34 AM, Kuninori Morimoto
> <kuninori.morimoto.gx@renesas.com> wrote:
> > From: Kuninori Morimoto <kuninori.morimoto.gx@renesas.com>
>
> Thanks for your patch!
>
> > SYS/RT/Audio DMAC includes independent data buffers for reading
> > and writing. Therefore, the read transfer counter and write transfer
> > counter have different values.
> > TCR indicates read counter, and TCRB indicates write counter.
> > The relationship is like below.
> >
> > TCR TCRB
> > [SOURCE] -> [DMAC] -> [SINK]
> >
> > In the MEM_TO_DEV direction, what really matters is how much data has
> > been written to the device. If the DMA is interrupted between read and
> > write, then, the data doesn't end up in the destination, so shouldn't
> > be counted. TCRB is thus the register we should use in this cases.
> >
> > In the DEV_TO_MEM direction, the situation is more complex. Both the
> > read and write side are important. What matters from a data consumer
> > point of view is how much data has been written to memory.
> > On the other hand, if the transfer is interrupted between read and
> > write, we'll end up losing data. It can also be important to report.
> >
> > In the MEM_TO_MEM direction, what matters is of course how much data
> > has been written to memory from data consumer point of view.
> > Here, because read and write have independent data buffers, it will
> > take a while for TCR and TCRB to become equal. Thus we should check
> > TCRB in this case, too.
> >
> > Thus, all cases we should check TCRB instead of TCR.
> >
> > Without this patch, Sound Capture has noise after PluseAudio support
>
> PulseAudio
>
> > (= 07b7acb51d2 ("ASoC: rsnd: update pointer more accurate")), because
> > the recorder will use wrong residue counter which indicates transferred
> > from sound device, but in reality the data was not yet put to memory
> > and recorder will record it.
> >
> > However, because DMAC is buffering data until it can be transferable
> > size, TCRB might not be updated.
> > For example, if consumer doesn't know how much data can be receaved,
>
> received
>
> > it requests enough size to DMAC. But in reality, it might receave very
>
> receive
>
> > few data. In such case, DMAC just buffered it untile transferable size,
>
> until
>
> > and no TCRB updated.
> >
> > In such case, this buffered data will be transferred if CHCR::DE bit was
> > cleared, and this is happen if rcar_dmac_chan_halt(). In other word, it
> > happen when consumer called dmaengine_terminate_all().
> >
> > Because of this behavior, it need to flush buffered data when it returns
> > "residue" (= dmaengine_tx_status()).
> > Otherwise, consumer might calculate wrong things if it called
> > dmaengine_tx_status() and dmaengine_terminate_all() consecutively.
> >
> > Tested-by: Hiroyuki Yokoyama <hiroyuki.yokoyama.vx@renesas.com>
> > Tested-by: Ryo Kodama <ryo.kodama.vz@renesas.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Kuninori Morimoto <kuninori.morimoto.gx@renesas.com>
>
> My serial console is happy again (on Koelsch and Salvator-XS), so:
> Tested-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
>
> > --- a/drivers/dma/sh/rcar-dmac.c
> > +++ b/drivers/dma/sh/rcar-dmac.c
> > @@ -761,6 +761,23 @@ static void rcar_dmac_chcr_de_barrier(struct rcar_dmac_chan *chan)
> > dev_err(chan->chan.device->dev, "CHCR DE check error\n");
> > }
> >
> > +static void rcar_dmac_sync_tcr(struct rcar_dmac_chan *chan)
> > +{
> > + u32 chcr = rcar_dmac_chan_read(chan, RCAR_DMACHCR);
> > +
> > + if (!(chcr & RCAR_DMACHCR_DE))
> > + return;
> > +
> > + /* set DE=0 and flush remaining data */
> > + rcar_dmac_chan_write(chan, RCAR_DMACHCR, (chcr & ~RCAR_DMACHCR_DE));
> > +
> > + /* make sure all remaining data was fulshed */
>
> flushed
>
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
>
> Geert
>
> --
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org
>
> In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
> when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
> -- Linus Torvalds
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