Re: [PATH RESEND v2 03/10] tty: xuartps: Always enable transmitter in start_tx
From: SÃren Brinkmann
Date: Fri Nov 20 2015 - 11:56:56 EST
On Fri, 2015-11-20 at 11:30AM -0500, Peter Hurley wrote:
> Hi SÃren,
> On 11/20/2015 10:28 AM, SÃren Brinkmann wrote:
> > On Fri, 2015-11-20 at 07:13AM -0500, Peter Hurley wrote:
> >> On 11/19/2015 03:02 PM, Soren Brinkmann wrote:
> >>> start_tx must start transmitting characters. Regardless of the state of
> >>> the circular buffer, always enable the transmitter hardware.
> >> Why?
> >> Does cdns_uart_stop_tx() actually stop the transmitter so that
> >> data remains in the transmitter?
> > Well, I saw my system freezing and the cause seemed to be that the UART
> > receiver and/or transmitters were disabled while the system was trying
> > to print. Hence, I started questioning all locations touching the
> > transmitter/receiver enable. I read the docs in
> > https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/serial/driver, which simply
> > says "Start transmitting characters." for start_tx(). Hence, I thought,
> > this function is probably supposed to just do that and start the
> > transmitter. I'll test whether this patch can be dropped.
> I don't think that patch would fix any freeze problems, but restarting
> the transmitter even if the circ buffer is empty may be necessary to
> push out remaining data when the port is restarted after being stopped.
> IOW, something like
> if (uart_tx_stopped(port))
> if (uart_circ_empty(&port->state->xmit)
Thanks! I'll change the patch accordingly.
> Below is a (work-in-progress) serial driver validation test for flow
> control handling (it may need some tuning for slow line speeds).
> Usual caveats apply. Takes ~40secs @ 115200.
I'll try to get that running on my system.
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