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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/8] mailbox: Add transmit done by blocking option
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Here's my current code:

https://github.com/cyndis/linux/commits/wip/t194-tcu-4

"fixup! mailbox: tegra-hsp: Add support for shared mailboxes" splits up
the controller into two. "tegra-hsp: use polling" changes it to use polling.

There are two lines in the top patch with comments:

- at the end of tegra_hsp_mailbox_send_data, I left a "while
(!tegra_hsp_mailbox_last_tx_done(chan));". Without it I wasn't able to
see even a few garbled characters in the output.

- as mentioned, if I enable tx_block on the client side, I get a BUG:
scheduling while atomic. I assume this gets printed through the earlycon
as it's printing out correctly.

Thanks,
Mikko

On 08.08.2018 17:46, Mikko Perttunen wrote:
> On 08/08/2018 05:39 PM, Jassi Brar wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:04 PM, Mikko Perttunen <cyndis@kapsi.fi> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 08/08/2018 05:10 PM, Jassi Brar wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 5:08 PM, Mikko Perttunen <cyndis@kapsi.fi>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 04.08.2018 13:45, Mikko Perttunen wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 08/03/2018 03:54 PM, Jassi Brar wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 5:10 PM, Mikko Perttunen
>>>>>>> <mperttunen@nvidia.com>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Add a new TXDONE option, TXDONE_BY_BLOCK. With this option, the
>>>>>>>> send_data function of the mailbox driver is expected to block until
>>>>>>>> the message has been sent. The new option is used with the Tegra
>>>>>>>> Combined UART driver to minimize unnecessary overhead when
>>>>>>>> transmitting
>>>>>>>> data.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 1) TXDONE_BY_BLOCK flag :-
>>>>>>>            Have you tried setting the flag
>>>>>>> mbox_chan->mbox_client->tx_block
>>>>>>> ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> No - I suppose I should have done that. I'm a bit concerned about
>>>>>> overhead
>>>>>> as send_data may be called thousands of times per second, so I
>>>>>> tried to
>>>>>> make
>>>>>> it as close as possible to the downstream driver that just pokes the
>>>>>> mailbox
>>>>>> register directly.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I tried using polling in the mailbox framework. Some printing is done
>>>>> from
>>>>> atomic context so it seems tx_block cannot be used -
>>>>> wait_for_completion_timeout understandably does not work in atomic
>>>>> context.
>>>>> I also tried without tx_block, in which case I got some horribly
>>>>> garbled
>>>>> output, but "Try increasing MBOX_TX_QUEUE_LEN" was readable there.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any opinions?
>>>>>
>>>> The problems arise because your hardware (SM) supports TXDONE_BY_POLL,
>>>> but your client drives it by TXDONE_BY_ACK because the older DB
>>>> channels are so.
>>>>
>>>> Please populate SM channels as a separate controller than DB.
>>>> The DB controller, as is, run by ACK method.
>>>> The SM controller should be run by polling, i.e, set txdone_poll =
>>>> true and the poll period small enough. The virtual tty client driver
>>>> should be able to safely set tx_block from appropriate context.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Sorry, I should have clarified that I already split up the
>>> controllers. The
>>> SM controller has txdone_poll = true. I didn't adjust txpoll_period so I
>>> guess it's zero.
>>>
>> Can you please share your code (controller and client) ? Maybe offline
>> if you wish.
>>
>
> I'll upload a git branch tomorrow -- I'm not at the machine with the
> code now.
>
> Mikko
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