Re: [PATCH 15/15] tty: serial: 8250: omap: add dma support

From: Tony Lindgren
Date: Wed Aug 27 2014 - 16:23:25 EST

* Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [140827 12:54]:
> On 08/21/2014 08:44 PM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> >>> Also, with DMA enabled, looks like omap deeper idle states are
> >>> blocked as the DMA stays reserved. After I commented out the
> >>> DMA info for my console UART, PM started working.
> >>
> >> Hmm. This would explain something. This would mean that I should cancel
> >> the RX DMA transfer in the PM-suspend routine. Let me see how that
> >> works.
> >
> > OK and if the DMA works with PM, then I don't see why we would not
> > want to have it automatically enabled.
> I re-did that part where the registers are restored. Mostly for that
> reason to use function in runtime_resume() as in set_termios(). I think
> that is cute :) _And_ if somebody changes here something and breaks it
> then it doesn't work with and without runtime-pm. It looks like the
> omap-serial doesn't restore the XON1 & XOFF1 registers.
> While at it I made sure that it works as good as I could and that means:
> core_pwrdm

Hey that's great, that's the ultimate torture test here!
There's nothing like rebooting the system every time you hit
idle and still have drivers working :)

> The core off part with DMA looks like a no no:
> I #if 0 the block in where it assigned up.dma. With this I hit
> core-off. Step two was
> |static void omap8250_update_scr(struct uart_8250_port *up,
> | struct omap8250_priv *priv)
> |{
> |serial_out(up, UART_OMAP_SCR, priv->scr | OMAP_UART_SCR_DMAMODE_CTL);
> |serial_out(up, UART_OMAP_SCR, priv->scr | OMAP_UART_SCR_DMAMODE_CTL |
> |serial_out(up, UART_OMAP_SCR, priv->scr | |OMAP_UART_SCR_DMAMODE_CTL);
> |serial_out(up, UART_OMAP_SCR, priv->scr);
> |}
> which means I just enable DMA mode in UART and disable it. No DMA
> operations were performed.
> With this change I see a lost character now and then which means the
> UART-IP goes into off and loses its context. Good. However I don't see
> core off anymore. This looks like a bug beyond my responsibilities :)

OK, that sounds like a bug still lurking around somewhere. The core
domain won't hit idle if there are any hardware pieces blocking.

> I added code to cancel & and start DMA transfers in runtime suspend
> callbacks.

Do you mean just the OMAP_UART_SCR_DMAMODE_CTL related code, or
also the dmaengine calls?

> However core-off with DMA won't work. I think we could document this in
> the binding document. What do you think?

There should not be such a limitation though. Maybe dump out the values
of cm_idlest_per and cm_idlest1_core for working and failing off idle
cases and see what the difference is?

It could be the either the dma or the uart hardware blocking. I guess
it could be also an issue with runtime pm use somewhere.

> > BTW, looks like the ports move around now though. If set a port
> > to disabled with status = "disabled"; in the .dts file, you'll get
> > a different console which does not happen with omap-serial I believe.
> You a right. I fixed it in the 8250-core code.

OK thanks.

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