[PATCH] serial: 8250: Revert "tty: serial: 8250_core: read only RX if there is something in the FIFO"

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Tue May 12 13:25:50 PDT 2015

Hi Sebastian,

* Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy at linutronix.de> [150215 09:35]:
> This reverts commit 0aa525d11859c1a4d5b78fdc704148e2ae03ae13.
> The conditional RX-FIFO read seems to cause spurious interrupts and we
> see just:
> |serial8250: too much work for irq29
> The previous behaviour was "default" for decades and Marvell's 88f6282 SoC
> might not be the only that relies on it. Therefore the Omap fix is
> reverted for now.
> Fixes: 0aa525d11859 ("tty: serial: 8250_core: read only RX if there is
> something in the FIFO")
> Reported-By: Nicolas Schichan <nschichan at freebox.fr>
> Debuged-By: Peter Hurley <peter at hurleysoftware.com>
> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy at linutronix.de>
> ---
> * Russell King - ARM Linux | 2015-02-13 23:15:19 [+0000]:
> >On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 07:51:16PM +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> >> Something like this maybe?
> >
> >My personal feeling is that as 0aa525d11859 was wrong, it should be
> >reverted and this should be another attempt to fix the problem.  In
> >other words, there should be two patches, one a revert of the previously
> >known bad commit and this one having another go at it.
> >
> >I feel that would be a better approach, since then we don't end up
> >with this change building on a previously know buggy change.  It
> >would also make the changes to this solution from the previous,
> >known-to-work-for-decades code more obvious.
> Okay. So here is the revert.

After the revert looks like now we get the following on omaps with
8250.. Do you have a fix available somewhere on top of your revert?

Unhandled fault: external abort on non-linefetch (0x1028) at 0xfa06a000
[<c04217e8>] (mem_serial_in) from [<c0425480>] (serial8250_do_startup+0xe4/0x694)
[<c0425480>] (serial8250_do_startup) from [<c0427e48>] (omap_8250_startup+0x70/0x144)
[<c0427e48>] (omap_8250_startup) from [<c0425a54>] (serial8250_startup+0x24/0x30)
[<c0425a54>] (serial8250_startup) from [<c04208e4>] (uart_startup.part.14+0x8c/0x1a0)
[<c04208e4>] (uart_startup.part.14) from [<c0420fec>] (uart_open+0xd8/0x134)
[<c0420fec>] (uart_open) from [<c0403e50>] (tty_open+0xdc/0x5e0)
[<c0403e50>] (tty_open) from [<c018f008>] (chrdev_open+0xac/0x188)



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