[PATCH v7] 8250-core based serial driver for OMAP + DMA

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Fri Aug 15 13:28:27 PDT 2014

* Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy at linutronix.de> [140815 12:16]:
> On 08/15/2014 08:17 PM, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > Are you saying that with the new driver you have to respond to the RX
> > irq faster than before to avoid overflows?  It is not quite clear.
> Yes. The irq fires 46 bytes giving you 16 bytes buffer before overflow
> vs 63 bytes buffer the old one had.
> > I do think 40000 interrupts to handle 40000 bytes of date does seem a
> > tad inefficient, so dropping to 854 looks a lot nicer.  Was the omap
> > driver not using the fifo trigger levels at all?
> It configured the trigger levels to 1 for RX and 16 for TX.

Hmm that weird RX trigger level is a workaround for lost characters.

See commit 0ba5f66836 (tty: serial: OMAP: use a 1-byte RX FIFO
threshold in PIO mode :)

There's paste test in that commit, I wonder if the 8250 drivers
can deal with it any better?



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