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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 09/10] dmaengine: dw: Introduce max burst length hw config
On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 06:40:22PM +0300, Serge Semin wrote:
> On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 05:52:24PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 01:50:20AM +0300, Serge Semin wrote:
> > > IP core of the DW DMA controller may be synthesized with different
> > > max burst length of the transfers per each channel. According to Synopsis
> > > having the fixed maximum burst transactions length may provide some
> > > performance gain. At the same time setting up the source and destination
> > > multi size exceeding the max burst length limitation may cause a serious
> > > problems. In our case the DMA transaction just hangs up. In order to fix
> > > this lets introduce the max burst length platform config of the DW DMA
> > > controller device and don't let the DMA channels configuration code
> > > exceed the burst length hardware limitation.
> > >
> > > Note the maximum burst length parameter can be detected either in runtime
> > > from the DWC parameter registers or from the dedicated DT property.
> > > Depending on the IP core configuration the maximum value can vary from
> > > channel to channel so by overriding the channel slave max_burst capability
> > > we make sure a DMA consumer will get the channel-specific max burst
> > > length.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > > static void dwc_caps(struct dma_chan *chan, struct dma_slave_caps *caps)
> > > {
> > > + struct dw_dma_chan *dwc = to_dw_dma_chan(chan);
> > >
> >
>
> > Perhaps,
> >
> > /* DesignWare DMA supports burst value from 0 */
> > caps->min_burst = 0;
>
> Regarding min_burst being zero. I don't fully understand what it means.
> It means no burst or burst with minimum length or what?
> In fact DW DMA burst length starts from 1. Remember the burst-length run-time
> parameter we were arguing about? Anyway the driver makes sure that both
> 0 and 1 requested burst length are setup as burst length of 1 in the
> CTLx.SRC_MSIZE, CTLx.DST_MSIZE fields.
>
> I agree with the rest of your comments below.
>
> -Sergey
>
> >

It would be also better to initialize the dw->dma.min_burst field instead
of setting caps->min_burst in the dwc_caps callback, since the min burst length
can't vary from channel to channel and it will be copied to the caps->min_burst
field anyway in the dma_get_slave_caps() method.

-Sergey

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