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SubjectRE: [PATCH V6 0/4] mailbox/firmware: imx: support SCU channel type
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> Subject: RE: [PATCH V6 0/4] mailbox/firmware: imx: support SCU channel
> type
>
> Hi Leonard,
>
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH V6 0/4] mailbox/firmware: imx: support SCU channel
> > type
> >
> > On 2020-03-04 7:55 AM, Peng Fan wrote:
> > > From: Peng Fan <peng.fan@nxp.com>
> > >
> > > V6:
> > > Add Oleksij's R-b tag
> > > Patch 3/4, per
> > https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/printk-formats.txt
> > > should use %zu for printk sizeof
> > >
> > > V5:
> > > Move imx_mu_dcfg below imx_mu_priv
> > > Add init hooks to imx_mu_dcfg
> > > drop __packed __aligned
> > > Add more debug msg
> > > code style cleanup
> > >
> > > V4:
> > > Drop IMX_MU_TYPE_[GENERIC, SCU]
> > > Pack MU chans init to separate function
> > > Add separate function for SCU chans init and xlate
> > > Add santity check to msg hdr.size
> > > Limit SCU MU chans to 6, TX0/RX0/RXDB[0-3]
> > >
> > > V3:
> > > Rebase to Shawn's for-next
> > > Include fsl,imx8-mu-scu compatible
> > > Per Oleksij's comments, introduce generic tx/rx and added scu mu type
> > > Check fsl,imx8-mu-scu in firmware driver for fast_ipc
> > >
> > > V2:
> > > Drop patch 1/3 which added fsl,scu property
> > > Force to use scu channel type when machine has node compatible
> > "fsl,imx-scu"
> > > Force imx-scu to use fast_ipc
> > >
> > > I not found a generic method to make SCFW message generic enough,
> > SCFW
> > > message is not fixed length including TX and RX. And it use TR0/RR0
> > > interrupt.
> > >
> > > V1:
> > > Sorry to bind the mailbox/firmware patch together. This is make it
> > > to understand what changed to support using 1 TX and 1 RX channel
> > > for SCFW message.
> > >
> > > Per i.MX8QXP Reference mannual, there are several message using
> > > examples. One of them is:
> > > Passing short messages: Transmit register(s) can be used to pass
> > > short messages from one to four words in length. For example, when a
> > > four-word message is desired, only one of the registers needs to
> > > have its corresponding interrupt enable bit set at the receiver side.
> > >
> > > This patchset is to using this for SCFW message to replace four TX
> > > and four RX method.
> >
> > Tested-by: Leonard Crestez <leonard.crestez@nxp.com>
> >
>
> Thanks for the test.
>
> > My stress tests pass on imx8qxp with this patcheset, however
> > performance is not greatly improved. My guess is that this happens
> > because of too many interrupts.
>
> Might be. Could you share your testcase?
>
> >
> > Is there really a reason to enable TIE? Spinning on TE bits without
> > any interrupts should be just plain faster.
>
> I could try to disable TIE and give a try. If performance improves lot, I could
> change to non TX interrupt.

After rethinking about this, we need TX interrupt, otherwise we have to
use TX_POLL which is slower or let the client kick the TX state machine.

Compared with original method, this already reduces to use 1 TX and 1 RX
interrupt. This already good for system.

Thanks,
Peng.

>
> Oleksij, do you agree?
>
> Thanks,
> Peng.
>
> >
> > >
> > > Peng Fan (4):
> > > dt-bindings: mailbox: imx-mu: add SCU MU support
> > > mailbox: imx: restructure code to make easy for new MU
> > > mailbox: imx: add SCU MU support
> > > firmware: imx-scu: Support one TX and one RX
> > >
> > > .../devicetree/bindings/mailbox/fsl,mu.txt | 2 +
> > > drivers/firmware/imx/imx-scu.c | 54 ++++-
> > > drivers/mailbox/imx-mailbox.c | 267
> > +++++++++++++++++----
> > > 3 files changed, 260 insertions(+), 63 deletions(-)
> > >
> > >
> > > base-commit: 770fbb32d34e5d6298cc2be590c9d2fd6069aa17
> > >

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