[RFC/PATCH] media: omap3isp: Set maximum DMA segment size

Laurent Pinchart laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com
Tue Oct 13 06:18:36 PDT 2015

The maximum DMA segment size controls the IOMMU mapping granularity. Its
default value is 64kB, resulting in potentially non-contiguous IOMMU
mappings. Configure it to 4GB to ensure that buffers get mapped

Signed-off-by: Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com>
 drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.c | 4 ++++
 drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.h | 1 +
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+)

I'm posting this as an RFC because I'm not happy with the patch, even if it
gets the job done.

On ARM the maximum DMA segment size is used when creating IOMMU mappings. As
a large number of devices require contiguous memory buffers (this is a very
common requirement for video-related embedded devices) the default 64kB value
doesn't work.

I haven't investigated the history behind this API in details but I have a
feeling something is not quite right. We force most drivers to explicitly set
the maximum segment size from a default that seems valid for specific use
cases only. Furthermore, as the DMA parameters are not stored directly in
struct device this require allocation of external memory for which we have no
proper management rule, making automatic handling of the DMA parameters in
frameworks or helper functions cumbersome (for a discussion on this topic see
http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-media/msg92467.html and

Is it time to fix this mess ?

diff --git a/drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.c b/drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.c
index 17430a6ed85a..ebf7dc76e94d 100644
--- a/drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.c
+++ b/drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.c
@@ -2444,6 +2444,10 @@ static int isp_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	if (ret)
 		goto error;
+	isp->dev->dma_parms = &isp->dma_parms;
+	dma_set_max_seg_size(isp->dev, DMA_BIT_MASK(32));
+	dma_set_seg_boundary(isp->dev, 0xffffffff);
 	platform_set_drvdata(pdev, isp);
 	/* Regulators */
diff --git a/drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.h b/drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.h
index e579943175c4..4b2231cf01be 100644
--- a/drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.h
+++ b/drivers/media/platform/omap3isp/isp.h
@@ -193,6 +193,7 @@ struct isp_device {
 	u32 syscon_offset;
 	u32 phy_type;
+	struct device_dma_parameters dma_parms;
 	struct dma_iommu_mapping *mapping;
 	/* ISP Obj */

Laurent Pinchart

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