[PATCH] USB: EHCI: fix for leaking isochronous data

Alan Stern stern at rowland.harvard.edu
Sun Mar 17 13:39:53 EDT 2013

On Sun, 17 Mar 2013, Alan Stern wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Mar 2013, Soeren Moch wrote:
> > For each device only one isochronous endpoint is used (EP IN4, 1x 940 
> > Bytes, Interval 1).
> > When the ENOMEM error occurs, a huge number of iTDs is in the free_list 
> > of one stream. This number is much higher than the 2*M entries, which 
> > should be there according to your description.
> Okay, but how did they get there?  With each URB requiring 9 iTDs, and
> about 5 URBs active at any time, there should be about 5*9 = 45 iTDs in
> use and 2*9 = 18 iTDs on the free list.  By the time each URB
> completes, it should have released all 9 iTDs back to the free list,
> and each time an URB is submitted, it should be able to acquire all 9
> of the iTDs that it needs from the free list -- it shouldn't have to 
> allocate any from the DMA pool.
> Looks like you'll have to investigate what's going on inside
> itd_urb_transaction().  Print out some useful information whenever the
> size of stream->free_list is above 50, such as the value of num_itds,
> how many of the loop iterations could get an iTD from the free list,
> and the value of itd->frame in the case where the "goto alloc_itd"
> statement is followed.
> It might be a good idea also to print out the size of the free list in
> itd_complete(), where it calls ehci_urb_done(), and include the value
> of ehci->now_frame.

One thing I forgot to mention: It would help to have millisecond
precision for the timestamps in the system log, for comparison of frame
number values.  Please enable CONFIG_PRINTK_TIME for the next test.

Alan Stern

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