Re: [PATCH] serial: imx: disable DMA for RS-485 on i.MX6 SMP

From: Clemens Gruber
Date: Wed Jun 21 2017 - 10:06:10 EST

Hi Fabio,

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 01:13:18PM -0300, Fabio Estevam wrote:
> The subject gives the impression that the DMA will only be disabled
> for RS485, but the impact of this change is wider.
> For example: if I have a mx6q system with a Bluetooth serial
> connection I can no longer use DMA with your change applied.
> Ideally we should fix the RS485 DMA bug. If that is not possible, then
> at least we need to restrict this change to the RS485 case.
> Maybe we need to pass "linux,rs485-enabled-at-boot-time" in device
> tree and then use this property to deceide if DMA will be enabled or
> not:
> if (!uart_console(port) && !sport->dma_is_inited && !sport->rs485_enabled)

I'd also prefer fixing the underlying problem.
If you take a look at the DMA parts in drivers/tty/serial/imx.c, can you
spot anything SMP-unsafe?
By the way, can you get your hands on an i.MX6Q board with RS-485 to
reproduce it?

We could try for a few more weeks to find the bug and if we don't find
it, adding this rs485-enabled-at-boot-time property sounds good!