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SubjectRe: [PATCH] spi: dw: use "smp_mb()" to avoid sending spi data error
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On 2019/12/27 8:22, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 05:21:28PM +0800, Xinwei Kong wrote:
>> this patch will add memory barrier to ensure this "struct dw_spi *dws"
>> to complete data setting before enabling this SPI hardware interrupt.
>> eg:
>> it will fix to this following low possibility error in testing environment
>> which using SPI control to connect TPM Modules
>
>> --- a/drivers/spi/spi-dw.c
>> +++ b/drivers/spi/spi-dw.c
>> @@ -288,6 +288,8 @@ static int dw_spi_transfer_one(struct spi_controller *master,
>> dws->rx_end = dws->rx + transfer->len;
>> dws->len = transfer->len;
>>
>> + smp_mb();
>> +
>> spi_enable_chip(dws, 0);
>
> I'd be much more comfortable here if I understood what this was
> supposed to be syncing - what exactly gets flushed here and why
> is a memory barrier enough to ensure it's synced? A comment in
> the code would be especially good so anyone modifying the code
> understands this in future.
>
Because of out-of-order execution about some CPU architecture,
In this debug stage we find Completing spi interrupt enable ->
prodrucing TXEI interrupt -> running "interrupt_transfer" function
will prior to set "dw->rx and dws->rx_end" data, so it will result
in SPI sending error

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