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From: "Ardelean, Alexandru" <alexandru.Ardelean@analog.com>
To: "ludovic.desroches@microchip.com" <ludovic.desroches@microchip.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH] iio: at91-sama5d2_adc: fix iio_triggered_buffer_{predisable,postenable} positions
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2019 09:06:26 +0000
Message-ID: <3a1572b8d3411488da81292d33f7eb12d7ef42be.camel@analog.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191204084555.7gjyh23oywhruy7g@M43218.corp.atmel.com>

On Wed, 2019-12-04 at 09:45 +0100, Ludovic Desroches wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 01:40:34PM +0000, Ardelean, Alexandru wrote:
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> > 
> > On Tue, 2019-12-03 at 12:17 +0000, Eugen.Hristev@microchip.com wrote:
> > > On 03.12.2019 14:04, Ardelean, Alexandru wrote:
> > > 
> > > > On Tue, 2019-12-03 at 09:49 +0000, Eugen.Hristev@microchip.com
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > [External]
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > On 29.11.2019 09:02, Ardelean, Alexandru wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > > On Thu, 2019-11-28 at 15:19 +0000, Eugen.Hristev@microchip.com
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Hey,
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Sorry for the late reply.
> > > > > > I'm also juggling a few things.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > > On 28.11.2019 10:36, Eugen.Hristev@microchip.com wrote:
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > On 25.11.2019 17:03, Ardelean, Alexandru wrote:
> > > > > > > > > On Wed, 2019-10-23 at 11:25 +0300, Alexandru Ardelean
> > > > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > The iio_triggered_buffer_{predisable,postenable}
> > > > > > > > > > functions
> > > > > > > > > > attach/detach
> > > > > > > > > > poll functions.
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > The iio_triggered_buffer_postenable() should be called
> > > > > > > > > > first to
> > > > > > > > > > attach
> > > > > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > > poll function, and then the driver can init the data to
> > > > > > > > > > be
> > > > > > > > > > triggered.
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > Similarly, iio_triggered_buffer_predisable() should be
> > > > > > > > > > called
> > > > > > > > > > last
> > > > > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > > > first
> > > > > > > > > > disable the data (to be triggered) and then the poll
> > > > > > > > > > function
> > > > > > > > > > should be
> > > > > > > > > > detached.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Hi Alexandru,
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Sorry for this late reply,
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > I remember that by adding specific at91_adc code for
> > > > > > > > predisable/postenable , I was replacing the existing
> > > > > > > > standard
> > > > > > > > callback
> > > > > > > > with my own, and have my specific at91 code before
> > > > > > > > postenable
> > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > then
> > > > > > > > calling the subsystem postenable,
> > > > > > > > and in similar way, for predisable, first call the
> > > > > > > > subsystem
> > > > > > > > predisable
> > > > > > > > then doing my predisable code (in reverse order as in
> > > > > > > > postenable)
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > If you say the order should be reversed (basically have the
> > > > > > > > pollfunction
> > > > > > > > first), how is current code working ?
> > > > > > > > Should current code fail if the poll function is not
> > > > > > > > attached
> > > > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > time ?
> > > > > > > > Or there is a race between triggered data and the
> > > > > > > > attachment of
> > > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > pollfunc ?
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > I am thinking that attaching the pollfunc later makes it
> > > > > > > > work
> > > > > > > > because
> > > > > > > > the DMA is not started yet. What happens if we have the
> > > > > > > > pollfunc
> > > > > > > > attached but DMA is not started (basically the trigger is
> > > > > > > > not
> > > > > > > > started)
> > > > > > > > ,
> > > > > > > > can this lead to unexpected behavior ? Like the pollfunc
> > > > > > > > polling
> > > > > > > > but no
> > > > > > > > trigger started/no DMA started.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > I looked a bit more into the code and in DMA case, using
> > > > > > > postenable
> > > > > > > first will lead to calling attach pollfunc, which will also
> > > > > > > enable
> > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > trigger, but the DMA is not yet started.
> > > > > > > Is this the desired effect ?
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Yes.
> > > > > 
> > > > > How is this correct ? We start the trigger but have no buffer to
> > > > > carry
> > > > > to... what happens with the data ? -> I think we both have an
> > > > > answer
> > > > > to
> > > > > that, as you state below
> > > > > 
> > > > > > > Normally when using DMA I would say we
> > > > > > > would need to enable DMA first to be ready to carry data (and
> > > > > > > coherent
> > > > > > > area etc.) and then enable the trigger.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > So, there is a change in our tree [from some time ago].
> > > > > > See here:
> > > > > > https://github.com/analogdevicesinc/linux/commit/eee97d12665fef8cf429a1e5035b23ae969705b8
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Particularly, what's interesting is around line:
> > > > > > https://github.com/analogdevicesinc/linux/commit/eee97d12665fef8cf429a1e5035b23ae969705b8#diff-0a87744ce945d2c1c89ea19f21fb35bbR722
> > > > > > And you may need to expand some stuff to see more of the
> > > > > > function-
> > > > > > body.
> > > > > > And some things may have changed in upstream IIO since that
> > > > > > change.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > The change is to make the pollfunc attach/detach become part of
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > IIO
> > > > > > framework, because plenty of drivers just call
> > > > > > iio_triggered_buffer_postenable() &
> > > > > > iio_triggered_buffer_predisable()
> > > > > > to
> > > > > > manually attach/detach the pollfunc for triggered buffers.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Okay, I understand this. at91-sama5d2_adc does not manually
> > > > > attach/detach the pollfunc. So why do we need to change anything
> > > > > here
> > > > > ?
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > > That change is from 2015, and since then, some drivers were
> > > > > > added
> > > > > > that
> > > > > > just
> > > > > > manually attach/detach the pollfunc [and do nothing more with
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > postenable/predisable hooks].
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I tried to upstream a more complete version of that patch a
> > > > > > while
> > > > > > ago
> > > > > > [u1].
> > > > > > https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10482167/
> > > > > > https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10737291/
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > The conclusion was to first fix the attach/detach pollfunc
> > > > > > order in
> > > > > > all
> > > > > > IIO
> > > > > > drivers, so that when patch [u1] is applied, there is no more
> > > > > > discussion
> > > > > > about the correct order for attach/detach pollfunc.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Allright, what is required to be fixed regarding the order, in
> > > > > this
> > > > > specific case? We enable the DMA, and then we do the normal
> > > > > 'postenable'
> > > > > that was called anyway if we did not override the 'postenable' in
> > > > > the
> > > > > ops. Do you want to move this code to 'preenable' and keep
> > > > > 'postenable'
> > > > > to the standard subsystem one ?
> > > > > 
> > > > > The same applies to the predisable, we first call the subsystem
> > > > > 'predisable' then do the specific at91 stuff. You want to move
> > > > > this
> > > > > to
> > > > > the 'postdisable' ?
> > > > > 
> > > > > I think reverting the order inside the functions themselves is
> > > > > not
> > > > > good
> > > > > as we replace the order of starting trigger/DMA setup.
> > > > > So, coming to your question below...
> > > > > 
> > > > > > Coming back here [and to your question], my answer is: I don't
> > > > > > know
> > > > > > if
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > at91 DMA needs to be enabled/disabled before/after the pollfunc
> > > > > > attach/detach.
> > > > > > This sounds like specific stuff for at91 [which is fine].
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > It could be that some other hooks may need to used to enable
> > > > > > DMA
> > > > > > before/after the attach/detach pollfunc. Maybe
> > > > > > preenable()/postdisable() ?
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > In any case, what I would like [with this discussion], is to
> > > > > > resolve a
> > > > > > situation where we can get closer to moving the attach/pollfunc
> > > > > > code to
> > > > > > IIO
> > > > > > core. So, if AT91 requires a different ordering, I think you
> > > > > > would
> > > > > > be
> > > > > > more
> > > > > > appropriate to tell me, and propose an alternative to this
> > > > > > patch.
> > > > > 
> > > > > ... yes, this looks more appropriate, to move things to
> > > > > 'preenable/postdisable', if you feel like 'postenable/predisable'
> > > > > is
> > > > > not
> > > > > the proper place to put them.
> > > > > But the order itself, first enable DMA then trigger, and disable
> > > > > in
> > > > > reverse order, I do not think there is anything wrong with that?
> > > > > Am I
> > > > > misunderstanding ?
> > > > 
> > > > Should be good.
> > > > 
> > > > > If Jonathan or Ludovic have a different idea, please let me know.
> > > > 
> > > > There is an alternative here [to this].
> > > > Maybe using the IIO Buffer DMA[Engine] integration that Lars wrote
> > > > [1].
> > > > This would avoid calling dmaengine_terminate_sync() and similar
> > > > hooks
> > > > in
> > > > the AT91 driver. That also preserves the correct order (start DMA
> > > > first,
> > > > then attach pollfunc ; and reverse on disable).
> > > > But that is more work; not on the patch itself, but more on the
> > > > testing.
> > > 
> > > Initially, when I implemented the DMA part for this driver, this was
> > > the
> > > idea. However the DMA engine was not used at that time by anyone ,
> > > and I
> > > could not make it work properly. Jonathan advised at that moment to
> > > use
> > > this current framework.
> > > 
> > > > [1] Upstreaming more parts for the IIO Buffer DMA[Engine]
> > > > integration
> > > > is on
> > > > my to-do-list as well. I think there are still some patches that we
> > > > use,
> > > > but are not upstreamed yet.
> > > > 
> > > > I'll come-up a with a V2 for this with preenable()/postdisable()
> > > > alternative here.
> > > 
> > > Ok, I will test it .
> > > 
> > > What I do not understand completely is why it bothers you to have
> > > at91
> > > specific code in postenable / predisable.
> > > The same thing will happen will happen with preenable/postdisable:
> > > specific at91 code will be called after subsystem preenable and
> > > before
> > > subsystem postdisable.
> > 
> > Because I am preparing a framework change to IIO core and all IIO
> > drivers
> > in mainline need to be resolved when that change happens.
> > I am not sure if the change will break any driver, but at least we can
> > minimalize breakage.
> > 
> 
> Ok re-reading the thread I see what you want to achieve. It should be
> better to
> have your framework change (code factorization if I have well understood)
> in the
> patch serie or as an RFC:
> - it helps people to understand why you do these changes
> - if it's rejected or has to be rework, you have uselessly change the
>   drivers and introduce a potential breakage.
> 
> If it has already been discussed on the mailing list, forget what I am
> saying.

It was discussed [well, somewhat; not a lot of people replied to it
initially].

RFC was 
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10482167/

Then a follow-up:
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10737291/


I don't mind re-discussing it :)

Thanks
Alex

> 
> Regards
> 
> Ludovic
> 
> > > > Thanks
> > > > Alex
> > > > 
> > > > > Also, I can test your patch to see if everything is fine.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > Eugen
> > > > > 
> > > > > > Thanks :)
> > > > > > Alex
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > For this driver, the predisable & postenable hooks are
> > > > > > > > > > also
> > > > > > > > > > need to
> > > > > > > > > > take
> > > > > > > > > > into consideration the touchscreen, so the hooks need
> > > > > > > > > > to be
> > > > > > > > > > put
> > > > > > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > > > places
> > > > > > > > > > that avoid the code for that cares about it.
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > ping here
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Alexandru Ardelean <
> > > > > > > > > > alexandru.ardelean@analog.com>
> > > > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > > > >      drivers/iio/adc/at91-sama5d2_adc.c | 19
> > > > > > > > > > ++++++++++--
> > > > > > > > > > -------
> > > > > > > > > >      1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > diff --git a/drivers/iio/adc/at91-sama5d2_adc.c
> > > > > > > > > > b/drivers/iio/adc/at91-
> > > > > > > > > > sama5d2_adc.c
> > > > > > > > > > index e1850f3d5cf3..ac3e5c4c9840 100644
> > > > > > > > > > --- a/drivers/iio/adc/at91-sama5d2_adc.c
> > > > > > > > > > +++ b/drivers/iio/adc/at91-sama5d2_adc.c
> > > > > > > > > > @@ -889,20 +889,24 @@ static int
> > > > > > > > > > at91_adc_buffer_postenable(struct
> > > > > > > > > > iio_dev *indio_dev)
> > > > > > > > > >           if (!(indio_dev->currentmode &
> > > > > > > > > > INDIO_ALL_TRIGGERED_MODES))
> > > > > > > > > >                   return -EINVAL;
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > +     ret = iio_triggered_buffer_postenable(indio_dev);
> > > > > > > > > > +     if (ret)
> > > > > > > > > > +             return ret;
> > > > > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > > > >           /* we continue with the triggered buffer */
> > > > > > > > > >           ret = at91_adc_dma_start(indio_dev);
> > > > > > > > > >           if (ret) {
> > > > > > > > > >                   dev_err(&indio_dev->dev, "buffer
> > > > > > > > > > postenable
> > > > > > > > > > failed\n");
> > > > > > > > > > +             iio_triggered_buffer_predisable(indio_dev
> > > > > > > > > > );
> > > > > > > > > >                   return ret;
> > > > > > > > > >           }
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > -     return
> > > > > > > > > > iio_triggered_buffer_postenable(indio_dev);
> > > > > > > > > > +     return 0;
> > > > > > > > > >      }
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > >      static int at91_adc_buffer_predisable(struct
> > > > > > > > > > iio_dev
> > > > > > > > > > *indio_dev)
> > > > > > > > > >      {
> > > > > > > > > >           struct at91_adc_state *st =
> > > > > > > > > > iio_priv(indio_dev);
> > > > > > > > > > -     int ret;
> > > > > > > > > >           u8 bit;
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > >           /* check if we are disabling triggered buffer
> > > > > > > > > > or
> > > > > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > > touchscreen */
> > > > > > > > > > @@ -916,13 +920,8 @@ static int
> > > > > > > > > > at91_adc_buffer_predisable(struct
> > > > > > > > > > iio_dev
> > > > > > > > > > *indio_dev)
> > > > > > > > > >           if (!(indio_dev->currentmode &
> > > > > > > > > > INDIO_ALL_TRIGGERED_MODES))
> > > > > > > > > >                   return -EINVAL;
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > -     /* continue with the triggered buffer */
> > > > > > > > > > -     ret = iio_triggered_buffer_predisable(indio_dev);
> > > > > > > > > > -     if (ret < 0)
> > > > > > > > > > -             dev_err(&indio_dev->dev, "buffer
> > > > > > > > > > predisable
> > > > > > > > > > failed\n");
> > > > > > > > > > -
> > > > > > > > > >           if (!st->dma_st.dma_chan)
> > > > > > > > > > -             return ret;
> > > > > > > > > > +             goto out;
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > >           /* if we are using DMA we must clear
> > > > > > > > > > registers
> > > > > > > > > > and end
> > > > > > > > > > DMA
> > > > > > > > > > */
> > > > > > > > > >           dmaengine_terminate_sync(st-
> > > > > > > > > > >dma_st.dma_chan);
> > > > > > > > > > @@ -949,7 +948,9 @@ static int
> > > > > > > > > > at91_adc_buffer_predisable(struct
> > > > > > > > > > iio_dev
> > > > > > > > > > *indio_dev)
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > >           /* read overflow register to clear possible
> > > > > > > > > > overflow
> > > > > > > > > > status
> > > > > > > > > > */
> > > > > > > > > >           at91_adc_readl(st, AT91_SAMA5D2_OVER);
> > > > > > > > > > -     return ret;
> > > > > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > > > > +out:
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > I would prefer if this label is named with a function name
> > > > > > > > prefix,
> > > > > > > > otherwise 'out' is pretty generic and can collide with
> > > > > > > > other
> > > > > > > > things
> > > > > > > > in
> > > > > > > > the file... I want to avoid having an out2 , out3 later if
> > > > > > > > code
> > > > > > > > changes.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Sure.
> > > > > > Will do that.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I did not bother much with these labels, because after applying
> > > > > > [u1],
> > > > > > some
> > > > > > of them [maybe all] should go away.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Thanks for the patch,
> > > > > > > > Eugen
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > +     return
> > > > > > > > > > iio_triggered_buffer_predisable(indio_dev);
> > > > > > > > > >      }
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > >      static const struct iio_buffer_setup_ops
> > > > > > > > > > at91_buffer_setup_ops =
> > > > > > > > > > {
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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-23  8:25 Alexandru Ardelean
2019-11-25 15:03 ` Ardelean, Alexandru
2019-11-28  8:36   ` Eugen.Hristev
2019-11-28 15:19     ` Eugen.Hristev
2019-11-29  7:02       ` Ardelean, Alexandru
2019-12-03  9:49         ` Eugen.Hristev
2019-12-03 12:04           ` Ardelean, Alexandru
2019-12-03 12:17             ` Eugen.Hristev
2019-12-03 13:40               ` Ardelean, Alexandru
2019-12-04  8:45                 ` Ludovic Desroches
2019-12-04  9:06                   ` Ardelean, Alexandru [this message]
2019-12-06 17:02                     ` Jonathan Cameron
2019-12-04  7:52           ` Ludovic Desroches

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Linux-IIO Archive on lore.kernel.org

Archives are clonable:
	git clone --mirror https://lore.kernel.org/linux-iio/0 linux-iio/git/0.git

	# If you have public-inbox 1.1+ installed, you may
	# initialize and index your mirror using the following commands:
	public-inbox-init -V2 linux-iio linux-iio/ https://lore.kernel.org/linux-iio \
		linux-iio@vger.kernel.org
	public-inbox-index linux-iio

Example config snippet for mirrors

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	nntp://nntp.lore.kernel.org/org.kernel.vger.linux-iio


AGPL code for this site: git clone https://public-inbox.org/public-inbox.git