Re: [PATCH 5/7] scsi: mac_scsi: Fix pseudo DMA implementation, take 2

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Sun Jun 02 2019 - 05:11:09 EST

Hi Finn,

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 3:29 AM Finn Thain <fthain@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A system bus error during a PDMA transfer can mess up the calculation of
> the transfer residual (the PDMA handshaking hardware lacks a byte
> counter). This results in data corruption.
> The algorithm in this patch anticipates a bus error by starting each
> transfer with a MOVE.B instruction. If a bus error is caught the transfer
> will be retried. If a bus error is caught later in the transfer (for a
> MOVE.W instruction) the transfer gets failed and subsequent requests for
> that target will use PIO instead of PDMA.
> This avoids the "!REQ and !ACK" error so the severity level of that
> message is reduced to KERN_DEBUG.
> Cc: Michael Schmitz <schmitzmic@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx # v4.14+
> Fixes: 3a0f64bfa907 ("mac_scsi: Fix pseudo DMA implementation")
> Reported-by: Chris Jones <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Stan Johnson <userm57@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Finn Thain <fthain@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for your patch!

> ---
> arch/m68k/include/asm/mac_pdma.h | 179 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> drivers/scsi/mac_scsi.c | 201 ++++++++-----------------------

Why have you moved the PDMA implementation to a header file under
arch/m68k/? Do you intend to reuse it by other drivers?

If not, please keep it in the driver, so (a) you don't need an ack from
me ;-), and (b) your change may be easier to review.




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