Re: [PATCH] [RFC] dmaengine: add fifo_size member

From: Sameer Pujar
Date: Thu May 02 2019 - 09:29:37 EST

On 5/2/2019 5:55 PM, Vinod Koul wrote:
On 02-05-19, 16:23, Sameer Pujar wrote:
On 5/2/2019 11:34 AM, Vinod Koul wrote:
On 30-04-19, 17:00, Sameer Pujar wrote:
During the DMA transfers from memory to I/O, it was observed that transfers
were inconsistent and resulted in glitches for audio playback. It happened
because fifo size on DMA did not match with slave channel configuration.

currently 'dma_slave_config' structure does not have a field for fifo size.
Hence the platform pcm driver cannot pass the fifo size as a slave_config.
Note that 'snd_dmaengine_dai_dma_data' structure has fifo_size field which
cannot be used to pass the size info. This patch introduces fifo_size field
and the same can be populated on slave side. Users can set required size
for slave peripheral (multiple channels can be independently running with
different fifo sizes) and the corresponding sizes are programmed through
dma_slave_config on DMA side.
FIFO size is a hardware property not sure why you would want an
interface to program that?

On mismatch, I guess you need to take care of src/dst_maxburst..
Yes, FIFO size is a HW property. But it is SW configurable(atleast in my
case) on
slave side and can be set to different sizes. The src/dst_maxburst is
Are you sure, have you talked to HW folks on that? IIUC you are
programming the data to be used in FIFO not the FIFO length!
Yes, I mentioned about FIFO length.

1. MAX FIFO size is fixed in HW. But there is a way to limit the usage per channel
ÂÂ in multiples of 64 bytes.
2. Having a separate member would give independent control over MAX BURST SIZE and

for specific values, I think this depends on few factors related to
needs of client, DMA needs of the system etc.,

In such cases how does DMA know the actual FIFO depth of slave peripheral?
Why should DMA know? Its job is to push/pull data as configured by
peripheral driver. The peripheral driver knows and configures DMA
I am not sure if there is any HW logic that mandates DMA to know the size
of configured FIFO depth on slave side. I will speak to HW folks and
would update here.
Request for feedback/suggestions.

Signed-off-by: Sameer Pujar <spujar@xxxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/dmaengine.h | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/dmaengine.h b/include/linux/dmaengine.h
index d49ec5c..9ec198b 100644
--- a/include/linux/dmaengine.h
+++ b/include/linux/dmaengine.h
@@ -351,6 +351,8 @@ enum dma_slave_buswidth {
* @slave_id: Slave requester id. Only valid for slave channels. The dma
* slave peripheral will have unique id as dma requester which need to be
* pass as slave config.
+ * @fifo_size: Fifo size value. The dma slave peripheral can configure required
+ * fifo size and the same needs to be passed as slave config.
* This struct is passed in as configuration data to a DMA engine
* in order to set up a certain channel for DMA transport at runtime.
@@ -376,6 +378,7 @@ struct dma_slave_config {
u32 dst_port_window_size;
bool device_fc;
unsigned int slave_id;
+ u32 fifo_size;