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From: Ezequiel Garcia <ezequiel.garcia@free-electrons.com>
To: Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon@free-electrons.com>,
	Brian Norris <computersforpeace@gmail.com>
Cc: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@free-electrons.com>,
	Gregory Clement <gregory.clement@free-electrons.com>,
	Jason Cooper <jason@lakedaemon.net>, Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>,
	Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth@gmail.com>,
	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org,
	Boris Brezillon <boris@free-electrons.com>,
	Thomas Petazzoni <thomas@free-electrons.com>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	Tawfik Bayouk <tawfik@marvell.com>,
	Nadav Haklai <nadavh@marvell.com>,
	Lior Amsalem <alior@marvell.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Sudhakar Gundubogula <sudhakar@marvell.com>,
	Seif Mazareeb <seif@marvell.com>,
	stable@vger.kernel.org, Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] mtd: nand: pxa3xx: Fix PIO FIFO draining
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:17:15 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <54D4CCEB.5090009@free-electrons.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150206091307.1162b123@bbrezillon>

On 02/06/2015 05:13 AM, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> 
> On Thu, 5 Feb 2015 17:08:35 -0800
> Brian Norris <computersforpeace@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> + Rob
>>
>> This patch has conflicts with an ARM64-preparation from Rob. I'd like to
>> get this patch in first, as it's a bugfix. But I'd like to settle
>> Boris's comments first.
>>
>> (Regarding the request to get this into 3.19: not likely. Judging by the
>> age of the "bug", it's not massively critical, and we have no time. It
>> can get out through -stable once it's gotten proper review and testing.)
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 04, 2015 at 11:10:28AM +0100, Boris Brezillon wrote:
>>> On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:56:03 +0100
>>> Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@free-electrons.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> The NDDB register holds the data that are needed by the read and write
>>>> commands.
>>>>
>>>> However, during a read PIO access, the datasheet specifies that after each 32
>>>> bits read in that register, when BCH is enabled, we have to make sure that the
>>>> RDDREQ bit is set in the NDSR register.
>>>>
>>>> This fixes an issue that was seen on the Armada 385, and presumably other mvebu
>>>> SoCs, when a read on a newly erased page would end up in the driver reporting a
>>>> timeout from the NAND.
>>>>
>>>> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v3.14
>>>> Signed-off-by: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@free-electrons.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>  drivers/mtd/nand/pxa3xx_nand.c | 45 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
>>>>  1 file changed, 39 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/pxa3xx_nand.c b/drivers/mtd/nand/pxa3xx_nand.c
>>>> index 96b0b1d27df1..e6918befb951 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/mtd/nand/pxa3xx_nand.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/pxa3xx_nand.c
>>>> @@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
>>>>  #include <linux/mtd/partitions.h>
>>>>  #include <linux/io.h>
>>>>  #include <linux/irq.h>
>>>> +#include <linux/jiffies.h>
>>>>  #include <linux/slab.h>
>>>>  #include <linux/of.h>
>>>>  #include <linux/of_device.h>
>>>> @@ -480,6 +481,38 @@ static void disable_int(struct pxa3xx_nand_info *info, uint32_t int_mask)
>>>>  	nand_writel(info, NDCR, ndcr | int_mask);
>>>>  }
>>>>  
>>>> +static void drain_fifo(struct pxa3xx_nand_info *info, void *data, int len)
>>>> +{
>>>> +	u32 *dst = (u32 *)data;
>>>> +
>>>> +	if (info->ecc_bch) {
>>>> +		while (len--) {
>>>> +			u32 timeout;
>>>> +
>>>> +			*dst++ = nand_readl(info, NDDB);
>>>> +
>>>> +			/*
>>>> +			 * According to the datasheet, when reading
>>>> +			 * from NDDB with BCH enabled, after each 32
>>>> +			 * bits reads, we have to make sure that the
>>>> +			 * NDSR.RDDREQ bit is set
>>>> +			 */
>>>
>>> I know the datasheet says this bit should be checked after each
>>> transfer, but I wonder if we shouldn't check it before reading the data.
>>> What happens if you drain all the data available in the FIFO ? Is the
>>> controller still setting the RDDREQ bit ?
>>>
>>> Moreover, the datasheet says this RDDREQ bit should be checked after
>>> each 32 bytes (not 32 bits) transfer.
>>> Testing it after each readl call shouldn't hurt though.
>>
>> Seems like that could quite possibly kill performance unnecessarily,
>> couldn't it? But then, PIO is probably not that fast in the first
>> place...
> 
> Absolutety, my point was, it shouldn't hurt from a functional POV, but
> yes it will definitely impact performances.
> But that's not the first thing I would rework of if you're concerned
> about performances: when doing PIO read/write, the page read/write
> operations (I mean the part reading the internal fifo) are all done in
> interrupt context (called from pxa3xx_nand_irq), and doing this will
> prevent any other interrupt from taking place while you are
> draining/filling the FIFO :-(.

But NAND operations are serialized, and there won't be any other
interrupt for the controller until it's has drained the FIFO. So this
doesn't really seem to hit performance to me.

Or am I missing anything here?

> An alternative would be to move this part into the read/write_buf
> functions, but that's a lot of work...
> 

Yeah, indeed. This also has other benefits. As we discussed on IRC, it
would allow to support raw writes (i.e. ECC off).

-- 
Ezequiel García, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android Engineering
http://free-electrons.com

  parent reply	other threads:[~2015-02-06 14:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-26 14:56 [PATCH v2 0/2] ARM: mvebu: a385-db-ap: Enable the NAND controller Maxime Ripard
2015-01-26 14:56 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] mtd: nand: pxa3xx: Fix PIO FIFO draining Maxime Ripard
2015-02-04  9:13   ` Maxime Ripard
2015-02-04 10:10   ` Boris Brezillon
2015-02-06  1:08     ` Brian Norris
2015-02-06  8:13       ` Boris Brezillon
2015-02-06  8:33         ` Brian Norris
2015-02-06 14:17         ` Ezequiel Garcia [this message]
2015-02-06 19:38           ` Brian Norris
2015-02-06 20:33             ` Maxime Ripard
2015-01-26 14:56 ` [PATCH v2 2/2] ARM: mvebu: a385-db-ap: Enable the NAND Maxime Ripard
2015-01-28  2:06   ` Ezequiel Garcia

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