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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] serial: 8250: Don't service RX FIFO if interrupts are disabled

On 08-Feb-18 8:46 PM, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 2:55 PM, Vignesh R <> wrote:
>> Currently, data in RX FIFO is read based on UART_LSR register state even
>> if RDI and RLSI interrupts are disabled in UART_IER register.
>> This is because when IRQ handler is called due to TX FIFO empty event,
>> RX FIFO is serviced based on UART_LSR register status instead of
>> UART_IIR status. This defeats the purpose of disabling UART RX
>> FIFO interrupts during throttling(see, omap_8250_throttle()) as IRQ
>> handler continues to drain UART RX FIFO resulting in overflow of buffer
>> at tty layer.
>> Fix this by making sure that driver drains UART RX FIFO only when
>> UART_IIR_RDI is set along with UART_LSR_BI or UART_LSR_DR bits.
>> Signed-off-by: Vignesh R <>
>> - if (status & (UART_LSR_DR | UART_LSR_BI)) {
>> + if (status & (UART_LSR_DR | UART_LSR_BI) &&
>> + iir & UART_IIR_RDI) {
>> if (!up->dma || handle_rx_dma(up, iir))
> handle_rx_dma() checks for IRQ status as well.
> But for now it seems we are on safe side since checks are done versus
> IRQ status with bit 2 set, meaning that iir & RDI will be true.
>> status = serial8250_rx_chars(up, status);
>> }
> Anyway, thanks for the patch, though I need some time to test it on
> non-OMAP hardware with DMA enabled.

This patch is needed even when DMA is not enabled.
It would be great if you could test this. But, I don't see any other
8250 drivers apart from 8250_omap.c implementing
.throttle()/.unthrottle() callbacks.


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