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SubjectRe: [EXT] [PATCH v3] serial: imx: adapt rx buffer and dma periods
On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 1:37 AM Ardelean, Alexandru
<alexandru.Ardelean@analog.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 2019-09-25 at 10:14 -0500, Adam Ford wrote:
> > [External]
> >
> > On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 2:06 AM Philipp Puschmann
> > <philipp.puschmann@emlix.com> wrote:
> > > Hi Andy,
> > >
> > > Am 20.09.19 um 05:42 schrieb Andy Duan:
> > > > From: Philipp Puschmann <philipp.puschmann@emlix.com> Sent: Thursday,
> > > > September 19, 2019 10:51 PM
> > > > > Using only 4 DMA periods for UART RX is very few if we have a high
> > > > > frequency
> > > > > of small transfers - like in our case using Bluetooth with many
> > > > > small packets
> > > > > via UART - causing many dma transfers but in each only filling a
> > > > > fraction of a
> > > > > single buffer. Such a case may lead to the situation that DMA RX
> > > > > transfer is
> > > > > triggered but no free buffer is available. When this happens dma
> > > > > channel ist
> > > > > stopped - with the patch
> > > > > "dmaengine: imx-sdma: fix dma freezes" temporarily only - with the
> > > > > possible
> > > > > consequences that:
> >
> > I have an i.MX6Q with Wl1837MOD on UART 2 with flow control, and I am
> > getting Bluetooth transfer timeouts.
> > (see imx6-logicpd-som.dtsi)
> >
> > On top of 5.3.1, I have installed:
> >
> > dmaengine: imx-sdma: fix buffer ownership
> > dmaengine: imx-sdma: fix dma freezes
> > dmaengine: imx-sdma: drop redundant variable
> > dmaengine: imx-sdma: fix kernel hangs with SLUB slab allocator
> > serial: imx: adapt rx buffer and dma periods
> >
> > and I still get timeouts:
> >
> > [ 66.632006] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0xff36 tx timeout
> > [ 76.790499] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x1001 tx timeout
> > [ 87.110488] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0xff36 tx timeout
> > [ 97.270507] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x1001 tx timeout
> > [ 107.590457] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0xff36 tx timeout
> > [ 117.750477] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x1001 tx timeout
> > [ 226.390499] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0xfe38 tx timeout
> > [ 231.590735] Bluetooth: hci0: command tx timeout
> >
> > I did a bisect and found the start of my problems came from
> >
> > 361deb7243d2 ("dmaengine: dmatest: wrap src & dst data into a struct")
>
> That commit only touches `drivers/dma/dmatest.c`
> Are you using that module?
>
> It's a "unit-test" module for testing DMAengine drivers.
> The only way that can break anything [from what I can tell], is if it is
> being run. It will probably put the DMA into a weird state (it is a test-
> module after-all), and it may require some DMAs to be reset.
> I admit it would be nice that the test-module would put the DMA back into a
> normal-working state, but that effort could be big for some cases.

I will bisect it again. I removed the CONFIG_DMATEST from the
omx_v6_v7_defconfig, and I still got the failure using Kernel 5.3.1,
so I'll work on this tomorrow and try to narrow it down better with
and without the test module installed.

adam
>
>
> >
> > This happened sometime between v5.0 and v5.1
> >
> > Is there a patch I missed somewhere? Do I need to change my device
> > tree configuration somehow to allocate the proper DMA memory?
> >
> >
> >
> > > > > with disabled hw flow control:
> > > > > If enough data is incoming on UART port the RX FIFO runs over and
> > > > > characters will be lost. What then happens depends on upper
> > > > > layer.
> > > > >
> > > > > with enabled hw flow control:
> > > > > If enough data is incoming on UART port the RX FIFO reaches a
> > > > > level
> > > > > where CTS is deasserted and remote device sending the data stops.
> > > > > If it fails to stop timely the i.MX' RX FIFO may run over and
> > > > > data
> > > > > get lost. Otherwise it's internal TX buffer may getting filled to
> > > > > a point where it runs over and data is again lost. It depends on
> > > > > the remote device how this case is handled and if it is
> > > > > recoverable.
> > > > >
> > > > > Obviously we want to avoid having no free buffers available. So we
> > > > > decrease
> > > > > the size of the buffers and increase their number and the total
> > > > > buffer size.
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Philipp Puschmann <philipp.puschmann@emlix.com>
> > > > > Reviewed-by: Lucas Stach <l.stach@pengutronix.de>
> > > > > ---
> > > > >
> > > > > Changelog v3:
> > > > > - enhance description
> > > > >
> > > > > Changelog v2:
> > > > > - split this patch from series "Fix UART DMA freezes for iMX6"
> > > > > - add Reviewed-by tag
> > > > >
> > > > > drivers/tty/serial/imx.c | 5 ++---
> > > > > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > > > >
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/imx.c b/drivers/tty/serial/imx.c
> > > > > index
> > > > > 87c58f9f6390..51dc19833eab 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/tty/serial/imx.c
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/tty/serial/imx.c
> > > > > @@ -1034,8 +1034,6 @@ static void imx_uart_timeout(struct
> > > > > timer_list *t)
> > > > > }
> > > > > }
> > > > >
> > > > > -#define RX_BUF_SIZE (PAGE_SIZE)
> > > > > -
> > > > > /*
> > > > > * There are two kinds of RX DMA interrupts(such as in the MX6Q):
> > > > > * [1] the RX DMA buffer is full.
> > > > > @@ -1118,7 +1116,8 @@ static void imx_uart_dma_rx_callback(void
> > > > > *data) }
> > > > >
> > > > > /* RX DMA buffer periods */
> > > > > -#define RX_DMA_PERIODS 4
> > > > > +#define RX_DMA_PERIODS 16
> > > > > +#define RX_BUF_SIZE (PAGE_SIZE / 4)
> > > > >
> > > > Why to decrease the DMA RX buffer size here ?
> > > >
> > > > The current DMA implementation support DMA cyclic mode, one SDMA BD
> > > > receive one Bluetooth frame can
> > > > bring better performance.
> > > > As you know, for L2CAP, a maximum transmission unit (MTU) associated
> > > > with the largest Baseband payload
> > > > is 341 bytes for DH5 packets.
> > > >
> > > > So I suggest to increase RX_BUF_SIZE along with RX_DMA_PERIODS to
> > > > feasible value.
> > >
> > > I debugged and developed this patches on a system with a 4.15 kernel.
> > > When prepared for upstream i have adapted
> > > some details and missed a important thing here. It should say:
> > >
> > > +#define RX_BUF_SIZE (RX_DMA_PERIODS * PAGE_SIZE / 4)
> > >
> > > Yes, i wanted to increase the total buffer size too, even wrote it in
> > > the description.
> > > I will prepare a version 4, thanks for the hint.
> > >
> > > Just for info: A single RX DMA period aka buffer can be filled with
> > > mutliple packets in regard of the upper layer, here BT.
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Philipp
> > > > Andy
> > > >
> > > > > static int imx_uart_start_rx_dma(struct imx_port *sport) {
> > > > > --
> > > > > 2.23.0
> > >
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