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From: Serge Semin <>
To: Vinod Koul <>, Viresh Kumar <>,
	Andy Shevchenko <>,
	Dan Williams <>
Cc: Serge Semin <>,
	Serge Semin <>,
	Alexey Malahov <>,
	Pavel Parkhomenko <>,
	Peter Ujfalusi <>,
	Andy Shevchenko <>,
	Rob Herring <>, <>,
	<>, <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 3/5] dmaengine: dw: Discard dlen from the dev-to-mem xfer width calculation
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:08:24 +0300
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Indeed in case of the DMA_DEV_TO_MEM DMA transfers it's enough to take the
destination memory address and the destination master data width into
account to calculate the CTLx.DST_TR_WIDTH setting of the memory
peripheral. According to the DW DMAC IP-core Databook 2.18b (page 66,
Example 5) at the and of a DMA transfer when the DMA-channel internal FIFO
is left with data less than for a single destination burst transaction,
the destination peripheral will enter the Single Transaction Region where
the DW DMA controller can complete a block transfer to the destination
using single transactions (non-burst transaction of CTLx.DST_TR_WIDTH
bytes). If there is no enough data in the DMA-channel internal FIFO for
even a single non-burst transaction of CTLx.DST_TR_WIDTH bytes, then the
channel enters "FIFO flush mode". That mode is activated to empty the FIFO
and flush the leftovers out to the memory peripheral. The flushing
procedure is simple.  The data is sent to the memory by means of a set of
single transaction of CTLx.SRC_TR_WIDTH bytes. To sum up it's redundant to
use the LLPs length to find out the CTLx.DST_TR_WIDTH parameter value,
since each DMA transfer will be completed with the CTLx.SRC_TR_WIDTH bytes
transaction if it is required.

We suggest to remove the LLP entry length from the statement which
calculates the memory peripheral DMA transaction width since it's
redundant due to the feature described above. By doing so we'll improve
the memory bus utilization and speed up the DMA-channel performance for
DMA_DEV_TO_MEM DMA-transfers.

Signed-off-by: Serge Semin <>
Acked-by: Andy Shevchenko <>


Changelog v2:
- Add Databook version to the commit log.
 drivers/dma/dw/core.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/dma/dw/core.c b/drivers/dma/dw/core.c
index 4700f2e87a62..3da0aea9fe25 100644
--- a/drivers/dma/dw/core.c
+++ b/drivers/dma/dw/core.c
@@ -723,7 +723,7 @@ dwc_prep_slave_sg(struct dma_chan *chan, struct scatterlist *sgl,
 			lli_write(desc, sar, reg);
 			lli_write(desc, dar, mem);
 			lli_write(desc, ctlhi, ctlhi);
-			mem_width = __ffs(data_width | mem | dlen);
+			mem_width = __ffs(data_width | mem);
 			lli_write(desc, ctllo, ctllo | DWC_CTLL_DST_WIDTH(mem_width));
 			desc->len = dlen;

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-31 20:08 [PATCH v2 0/5] dmaengine: dw: Introduce non-mem peripherals optimizations Serge Semin
2020-07-31 20:08 ` [PATCH v2 1/5] dt-bindings: dma: dw: Add optional DMA-channels mask cell support Serge Semin
2020-08-03 21:51   ` Rob Herring
2020-07-31 20:08 ` [PATCH v2 2/5] dmaengine: dw: Activate FIFO-mode for memory peripherals only Serge Semin
2020-07-31 20:08 ` Serge Semin [this message]
2020-07-31 20:08 ` [PATCH v2 4/5] dmaengine: dw: Ignore burst setting for memory peripherals Serge Semin
2020-07-31 20:08 ` [PATCH v2 5/5] dmaengine: dw: Add DMA-channels mask cell support Serge Semin

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