Re: [PATCH 01/15] iio: buffer-dma: Get rid of incoming/outgoing queues

From: Lars-Peter Clausen
Date: Mon Nov 22 2021 - 10:09:02 EST

On 11/21/21 9:08 PM, Paul Cercueil wrote:

Le dim., nov. 21 2021 at 19:49:03 +0100, Lars-Peter Clausen <lars@xxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
On 11/21/21 6:52 PM, Paul Cercueil wrote:
Hi Lars,

Le dim., nov. 21 2021 at 17:23:35 +0100, Lars-Peter Clausen <lars@xxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
On 11/15/21 3:19 PM, Paul Cercueil wrote:
The buffer-dma code was using two queues, incoming and outgoing, to
manage the state of the blocks in use.

While this totally works, it adds some complexity to the code,
especially since the code only manages 2 blocks. It is much easier to
just check each block's state manually, and keep a counter for the next
block to dequeue.

Since the new DMABUF based API wouldn't use these incoming and outgoing
queues anyway, getting rid of them now makes the upcoming changes

Signed-off-by: Paul Cercueil <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The outgoing queue is going to be replaced by fences, but I think we need to keep the incoming queue.

Blocks are always accessed in sequential order, so we now have a "queue->next_dequeue" that cycles between the buffers allocated for fileio.

@@ -442,28 +435,33 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(iio_dma_buffer_disable);
  static void iio_dma_buffer_enqueue(struct iio_dma_buffer_queue *queue,
      struct iio_dma_buffer_block *block)
-    if (block->state == IIO_BLOCK_STATE_DEAD) {
+    if (block->state == IIO_BLOCK_STATE_DEAD)
-    } else if (queue->active) {
+    else if (queue->active)
          iio_dma_buffer_submit_block(queue, block);
-    } else {
+    else
          block->state = IIO_BLOCK_STATE_QUEUED;
-        list_add_tail(&block->head, &queue->incoming);
If iio_dma_buffer_enqueue() is called with a dmabuf and the buffer is not active, it will be marked as queued, but we don't actually keep a reference to it anywhere. It will never be submitted to the DMA, and it will never be signaled as completed.

We do keep a reference to the buffers, in the queue->fileio.blocks array. When the buffer is enabled, all the blocks in that array that are in the "queued" state will be submitted to the DMA.

But not when used in combination with the DMA buf changes later in this series.

That's still the case after the DMABUF changes of the series. Or can you point me exactly what you think is broken?

When you allocate a DMABUF with the allocate IOCTL and then submit it with the enqueue IOCTL before the buffer is enabled it will end up marked as queued, but not actually be queued anywhere.