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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] ARM: dts: imx7: add DMA properties for ECSPI
Hi Trent,

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 6:44 PM Trent Piepho <> wrote:

> I've had more time to test.
> Without DMA, I can reload my FPGA hundreds of times and get days of
> uptime using linux-next.
> With DMA, loading is unreliable. The higher the SPI speed, the less
> reliable it is. Unfortunately, it's hard to duplicate the problem with
> a small amount of data, and with a large amount of data I can't examine
> it in depth enough to determine if the problem is related to SPI bus
> timing or IMX sDMA sending the wrong bytes to the spi controller.
> Using DMA with SPI causes kernel panics. Not always immediately, but
> after using DMA it's a smaller of minutes before something crashes.
> The backtraces are all over the place and don't usually point back into
> SPI. It does seem like they usually hit something has allocated or is
> allocating DMA memory.

Did you test with an external SDMA firmware or with the ROM SDMA firmware?

Just trying to understand if the SDMA firmware plays a role on this
behavior or not.

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