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From: michael <trimarchi@gandalf.sssup.it>
To: Haavard Skinnemoen <hskinnemoen@atmel.com>
Cc: Remy Bohmer <linux@bohmer.net>,
	fabio@gandalf.sssup.it, Andrew Victor <linux@maxim.org.za>,
	Chip Coldwell <coldwell@redhat.com>,
	Marc Pignat <marc.pignat@hevs.ch>,
	David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH -mm v4 6/9] atmel_serial: Split the interrupt handler
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:29:59 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47A051A7.7030004@gandalf.sssup.it> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080130104113.48ec376f@dhcp-252-066.norway.atmel.com>

Hi
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:12:23 +0100
> michael <trimarchi@gandalf.sssup.it> wrote:
>
>   
>> - Voluntary Kernel Preemption the system (crash)
>> - Preemptible  Kernel (crash)
>>     
>
> Ouch. I'm assuming this is with DMA disabled?
>
>   
Yes, is with DMA disabled
>> /*
>>  * Drop the lock here since it might end up calling
>>  * uart_start(), which takes the lock.
>>    spin_unlock(&port->lock);
>>  */
>>     tty_flip_buffer_push(port->info->tty);
>> /*
>>     spin_lock(&port->lock);
>>  */
>> The same code with this comments out runs
>>     
>
> Now, _that_ is strange. I can't see anything that needs protection
> across that call; in fact, I think we can lock a lot less than what we
> currently do.
>
>   
I explain it bad:
- with spin_lock the system seems, there is no problem with Valuntary 
Preeption and
Preemptible Kernel
- with full preemption  it runs but the serial line can't be used for 
receiving at
high bit rate (using lrz)
>> Complete Preemption (Real-Time) ok but the serials is just unusable due
>> to too many overruns (just using lrz)
>>     
>
> Is it worse than before? IIRC Remy mentioned something about
> IRQF_NODELAY being the reason for moving all this code to softirq
> context in the first place; does the interrupt handler run in hardirq
> context?
>
>   
In the complete preemption yes.
>> The system is stable and doesn't crash reverting this patch.
>> I don't test with the thread hardirqs active.
>>     
>
> Ok.
>
>   
>> Is the kmalloc correct?
>> maybe:
>> data = kmalloc(ATMEL_SERIAL_RINGSIZE * sizeof(struct atmel_uart_char), 
>> GFP_KERNEL);
>>     
>
> I think you're right. Can you change it and see if it helps?
>
>   
I just change it because I have corruption on receiving buffer. All
my test are done with this fix
> I guess I didn't test it thoroughly enough with DMA
> disabled...slub_debug ought to catch such things, but not until we
> receive enough data to actually overflow the buffer.
>
>   
I just test it I don't have
buffer overflow.

I protect with a spinlock the access to the register when we sending
from the tasklet. It is correct?
>
> Why should it be? If it should, we must move the call to tasklet_init
> into atmel_startup too, and I don't really see the point.
>
>   
Ok


Regards Michael

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-01-30 10:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20080129224316.GA23155@gandalf.sssup.it>
2008-01-29 23:12 ` michael
2008-01-30  9:41   ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-30 10:21     ` Remy Bohmer
2008-01-30 10:34       ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-30 11:05         ` Remy Bohmer
2008-01-30 12:43           ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-30 15:25           ` michael
2008-01-30 10:29     ` michael [this message]
2008-01-30 12:36       ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-30 15:26         ` michael
2008-01-30 15:46           ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-31  1:53             ` michael
2008-01-31 15:07               ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-31 19:36                 ` Remy Bohmer
2008-02-04 12:39                   ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-02-04 19:44                     ` Remy Bohmer
2008-02-06 12:19                       ` michael
2008-02-06 19:41                         ` Remy Bohmer
2008-02-13 11:07                           ` michael
2008-02-13 20:13                             ` Remy Bohmer
2008-02-14  7:30                               ` michael
2008-02-04 19:01                 ` michael
2008-02-04 20:25                   ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-02-05 12:29                     ` michael
2008-02-06 12:30                       ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-02-06 13:41                         ` michael
2008-02-06 15:22                           ` Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-24 12:41 [PATCH -mm v4 0/9] atmel_serial cleanups and improvements Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-24 12:41 ` [PATCH -mm v4 1/9] MAINTAINERS: Add myself as maintainer of the atmel_serial driver Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-24 12:41   ` [PATCH -mm v4 2/9] atmel_serial: Clean up the code Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-24 12:41     ` [PATCH -mm v4 3/9] atmel_serial: Use cpu_relax() when busy-waiting Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-24 12:41       ` [PATCH -mm v4 4/9] atmel_serial: Use existing console options only if BRG is running Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-24 12:41         ` [PATCH -mm v4 5/9] atmel_serial: Fix bugs in probe() error path and remove() Haavard Skinnemoen
2008-01-24 12:41           ` [PATCH -mm v4 6/9] atmel_serial: Split the interrupt handler Haavard Skinnemoen

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