Re: [PATCH 5/7] scsi: mac_scsi: Fix pseudo DMA implementation, take 2
From: Finn Thain
Date: Mon Jun 03 2019 - 03:43:59 EST
On Mon, 3 Jun 2019, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Finn,
> On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 1:32 AM Finn Thain <fthain@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2 Jun 2019, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > 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?
> > >
> > There are a couple of reasons: the mac_esp driver also uses PDMA and the
> > NuBus PowerMac port also uses mac_scsi.c. OTOH, the NuBus PowerMac port is
> > still out-of-tree, and it is unclear whether the mac_esp driver will ever
> > benefit from this code.
> So you do have future sharing in mind...
> > > 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.
> > I take your wink to mean that you don't want to ask the SCSI maintainers
> > to review m68k asm. Putting aside the code review process for a moment, do
> I meant that apart from the code containing m68k assembler source, it is
> not related to arch/m68k/, and thus belongs to the driver.
That criterion seems insufficient. It could describe most of arch/m68k/mac
(which has headers in arch/m68k/include).
> There are several other drivers that contain pieces of assembler code.
Does any driver contain assembler code for multiple architectures? I was
trying to avoid that -- though admittedly I don't yet have actual code for
the PDMA implementation for mac_scsi for Nubus PowerMacs.
However, the existence of that out-of-tree port suggests to me that
arch/powerpc/include/mac_scsi.h and arch/m68k/include/mac_scsi.h would be
an appropriate layout.
But if there's no clear policy then perhaps we should ignore the whole
question until the driver code actually becomes shared code. I don't mind
re-working the patch to combine the two files.
> > you have an opinion on the most logical way to organise this sort of
> > code, from the point-of-view of maintainability, re-usability,
> > readability etc.?
> If the code is used by multiple SCSI drivers, you can move it to a header
> file under drivers/scsi/.
> If the code is shared by drivers belonging to multiple subsystems, you can
> move it to a header file under include/linux/.
> Anyone who has a better solution?