RE: [PATCH 3.12 033/118] usb: xhci: Link TRB must not occur withina USB payload burst

From: David Laight
Date: Mon Jan 06 2014 - 05:37:17 EST

> From: walt
> /* Accept arbitrarily long scatter-gather lists */
> - hcd->self.sg_tablesize = ~0;
> + hcd->self.sg_tablesize = 31;

Even if that reduces the number of fragments passed to the xhci driver
it may not be enough to limit the actual number of fragments that
need to be placed in the ring itself.
The xhci driver has to split every fragment on any 64k address boundary.

One possibility is to scan long SG lists to see it they are actually
problematic. If all the fragments are suitably aligned let them through
(without any nops).

My gut feeling is that problems only arise when the ring end isn't at
a 1k boundary in the data.

So provided all the fragments are multiples of 1k (after splitting on 64k
boundaries) the transfer will be processed correctly.
Alternatively, if the fragments are all longer than 1k (after the 64k split),
the one that crosses the ring end can be split in two.

A quick 'fix' would be to assume that anything with too many fragments is
probably ok - maybe check the first fragment is suitably aligned.
That would recover the old behaviour for usb disk transfers with a lot
of fragments - yes it is a hack...


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