Re: [PATCH] usb: dwc3: gadget: Correct the logic for finding last SG entry
From: Felipe Balbi
Date: Wed Jun 05 2019 - 04:07:48 EST
Anurag Kumar Vulisha <anurag.kumar.vulisha@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> As a process of preparing TRBs usb_gadget_map_request_by_dev() is
> called from dwc3_prepare_trbs() for mapping the request. This will
> call dma_map_sg() if req->num_sgs are greater than 0. dma_map_sg()
> will map the sg entries in sglist and return the number of mapped SGs.
> As a part of mapping, some sg entries having contigous memory may be
> merged together into a single sg (when IOMMU used). So, the number of
> mapped sg entries may not be equal to the number of orginal sg entries
> in the request (req->num_sgs).
> As a part of preparing the TRBs, dwc3_prepare_one_trb_sg() iterates over
> the sg entries present in the sglist and calls sg_is_last() to identify
> whether the sg entry is last and set IOC bit for the last sg entry. The
> sg_is_last() determines last sg if SG_END is set in sg->page_link. When
> IOMMU used, dma_map_sg() merges 2 or more sgs into a single sg and it
> doesn't retain the page_link properties. Because of this reason the
> sg_is_last() may not find SG_END and thus resulting in IOC bit never
> getting set.
> For example:
> Consider a request having 8 sg entries with each entry having a length of
> 4096 bytes. Assume that sg1 & sg2, sg3 & sg4, sg5 & sg6, sg7 & sg8 are
> having contigous memory regions.
> Before calling dma_map_sg():
> dma_length: 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
> SG_END: False False False False False False True
> num_sgs = 8
> num_mapped_sgs = 0
> The dma_map_sg() merges sg1 & sg2 memory regions into sg1->dma_address.
> Similarly sg3 & sg4 into sg2->dma_address, sg5 & sg6 into the
> sg3->dma_address and sg6 & sg8 into sg4->dma_address. Here the memory
> regions are merged but the page_link properties like SG_END are not
> retained into the merged sgs.
isn't this a bug in the scatterlist mapping code? Why doesn't it keep
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