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From: Fabio Estevam <festevam@gmail.com>
To: Philipp Puschmann <philipp.puschmann@emlix.com>,
	Robin Gong <yibin.gong@nxp.com>,
	Fugang Duan <fugang.duan@nxp.com>
Cc: linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Vinod <vkoul@kernel.org>, Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	Shawn Guo <shawnguo@kernel.org>,
	Sascha Hauer <s.hauer@pengutronix.de>,
	Sascha Hauer <kernel@pengutronix.de>,
	NXP Linux Team <linux-imx@nxp.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.com>,
	dmaengine@vger.kernel.org,
	"moderated list:ARM/FREESCALE IMX / MXC ARM ARCHITECTURE" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	linux-serial@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] Fix UART DMA freezes for iMX6
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:31:02 -0300
Message-ID: <CAOMZO5Bxks8709gEA+8OFH2b0LYqJd1EmpSbKEgPJo+64Pf3EA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190911144943.21554-1-philipp.puschmann@emlix.com>

[Adding Robin and Andy]

On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:50 AM Philipp Puschmann
<philipp.puschmann@emlix.com> wrote:
>
> For some years and since many kernel versions there are reports that
> RX UART DMA channel stops working at one point. So far the usual workaround was
> to disable RX DMA. This patches try to fix the underlying problem.
>
> When a running sdma script does not find any usable destination buffer to put
> its data into it just leads to stopping the channel being scheduled again. As
> solution we we manually retrigger the sdma script for this channel and by this
> dissolve the freeze.
>
> While this seems to work fine so far a further patch in this series increases
> the number of RX DMA periods for UART to reduce use cases running into such
> a situation.
>
> This patch series was tested with the current kernel and backported to
> kernel 4.15 with a special use case using a WL1837MOD via UART and provoking
> the hanging of UART RX DMA within seconds after starting a test application.
> It resulted in well known
>   "Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x0408 tx timeout"
> errors and complete stop of UART data reception. Our Bluetooth traffic consists
> of many independent small packets, mostly only a few bytes, causing high usage
> of periods.
>
>
> Philipp Puschmann (4):
>   dmaengine: imx-sdma: fix buffer ownership
>   dmaengine: imx-sdma: fix dma freezes
>   serial: imx: adapt rx buffer and dma periods
>   dmaengine: imx-sdma: drop redundant variable
>
>  drivers/dma/imx-sdma.c   | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++----------
>  drivers/tty/serial/imx.c |  5 ++---
>  2 files changed, 24 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
>
> --
> 2.23.0
>

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Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-11 14:49 Philipp Puschmann
2019-09-11 14:49 ` [PATCH 1/4] dmaengine: imx-sdma: fix buffer ownership Philipp Puschmann
2019-09-16 14:17   ` Lucas Stach
2019-09-11 14:49 ` [PATCH 2/4] dmaengine: imx-sdma: fix dma freezes Philipp Puschmann
2019-09-16 14:22   ` Lucas Stach
2019-09-11 14:49 ` [PATCH 3/4] serial: imx: adapt rx buffer and dma periods Philipp Puschmann
2019-09-16 14:24   ` Lucas Stach
2019-09-11 14:49 ` [PATCH 4/4] dmaengine: imx-sdma: drop redundant variable Philipp Puschmann
2019-09-16 14:30   ` Lucas Stach
2019-09-12 15:31 ` Fabio Estevam [this message]
2019-09-12 18:23 ` [PATCH 0/4] Fix UART DMA freezes for iMX6 Fabio Estevam
2019-09-16 13:55   ` Philipp Puschmann
2019-09-16 14:00     ` Fabio Estevam
2019-09-16 14:10     ` [EXT] " Andy Duan
2019-09-16  8:02 ` Robin Gong
2019-09-16 13:41   ` Philipp Puschmann

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