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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] media: usb: pwc: Don't use coherent DMA buffers for ISO transfer
On Tue, 24 Jul 2018, Matwey V. Kornilov wrote:

> 2018-07-23 21:57 GMT+03:00 Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>:
> > On Mon, 23 Jul 2018, Matwey V. Kornilov wrote:
> >
> >> I've tried to strategies:
> >>
> >> 1) Use dma_unmap and dma_map inside the handler (I suppose this is
> >> similar to how USB core does when there is no URB_NO_TRANSFER_DMA_MAP)
> >
> > Yes.
> >
> >> 2) Use sync_cpu and sync_device inside the handler (and dma_map only
> >> once at memory allocation)
> >>
> >> It is interesting that dma_unmap/dma_map pair leads to the lower
> >> overhead (+1us) than sync_cpu/sync_device (+2us) at x86_64 platform.
> >> At armv7l platform using dma_unmap/dma_map leads to ~50 usec in the
> >> handler, and sync_cpu/sync_device - ~65 usec.
> >>
> >> However, I am not sure is it mandatory to call
> >> dma_sync_single_for_device for FROM_DEVICE direction?
> >
> > According to Documentation/DMA-API-HOWTO.txt, the CPU should not write
> > to a DMA_FROM_DEVICE-mapped area, so dma_sync_single_for_device() is
> > not needed.
>
> Well, I measured the following at armv7l. The handler execution time
> (URB_NO_TRANSFER_DMA_MAP is used for all cases):
>
> 1) coherent DMA: ~3000 usec (pwc is not functional)
> 2) explicit dma_unmap and dma_map in the handler: ~52 usec
> 3) explicit dma_sync_single_for_cpu (no dma_sync_single_for_device): ~56 usec
>
> So, I suppose that unfortunately Tomasz suggestion doesn't work. There
> is no performance improvement when dma_sync_single is used.
>
> At x86_64 the following happens:
>
> 1) coherent DMA: ~2 usec
> 2) explicit dma_unmap and dma_map in the handler: ~3.5 usec
> 3) explicit dma_sync_single_for_cpu (no dma_sync_single_for_device): ~4 usec
>
> So, whats to do next? Personally, I think that DMA streaming API
> introduces not so great overhead.
> Does anybody happy with turning to streaming DMA or I'll introduce
> module-level switch as Ezequiel suggested?

How about using the dma_unmap and dma_map calls in the USB core? If
they add the same overhead as putting them in the handler, I think it
would be acceptable for x86_64.

It certainly is odd that the dma_sync_single APIs take longer than
simply mapping and unmapping.

Alan Stern

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