[PATCH 0/5] Fix broken DMAFLUSHP on Rockchips platform
shawn.lin at rock-chips.com
Thu Aug 27 01:48:00 PDT 2015
The purpose of the DMAFLUSHP instruction:
- Tell the peripheral to clear its status and control registers.
- Send a message to the peripheral to resend its level status.
There are 3 timings described in PL330 Technical Reference Manual:
- Timing 1: Burst request, can work well without DMAFLUSHP.
- Timing 2: Single and burst request, DMAC will ignore the single
transfer request. This timing happens if there are single
and burst request.
- Timing 3: Single transfers for a burst request, DMAC should signals
datype to request the peripheral to flush the contents of
any control registers. This timing happens if there is
not enough MFIFO to places the burst data.
A peripheral may signal a DMA request during the execution of
DMAFLUSHP instruction, that cause DMA request being ignored by DMAC.
But DMAC and all peripherals on RK3X SoCs DO NOT support DMAFLUSHP.
It can't send a message to the peripheral to resend DMA request,
and the peripheral can't acknowledge a flush request from DMAC.
So all DMA requests should NOT be ignored by DMAC, and DMAC will not
notify the peripheral to flush.
To fix this problem, we need:
- Do NOT execute DMAFLUSHP instruction.
- Timing 2 and timing 3 should not happen.
Because on RK3X SoCs, there are 6 or below channels and 32 MFIFO depth
for DMAC_BUS, and 8 channels and 64 MFIFO depth for DMAC_PERI, it is
impossible to hit the timing 3 if burst length is equal or less than 4.
Since the request type signal by the peripheral can only be set by
software. We can set Rockchip Soc's GRF_PERIDMAC_CON0[2:1] to select single
or burst request, if it is set b01, all of the peripharals will signal a brust
request. So the timing 2 will not happen, too.
So DMAC on RK3X can support single or burst transfer, but can't support
Because burst transfer is more efficient than single transfer, this is
confirmed by our ASIC team, who strongly suggest to use burst transfer.
And this is confirmed by Addy's test on RK3288-Pink2 board, the speed of
spi flash burst transfer will increase about two times than single transfer.
Also, I have tested dw_mmc with pl330 on RK3188 platform to double confirm
the result. That means burst transfer is reansonable.
So we need a quirk not to execute DMAFLUSHP instruction and to use burst
- The Rockchip Soc default value of GRF_PERIDMAC_CON0[2:1] is b01. To
support brust transfer, these bits should not be changed in bootloader.
Shawn Lin (5):
DMA: pl330: support burst mode for dev-to-mem and mem-to-dev transmit
DMA: pl330: add quirk for broken no flushp
ARM: dts: Add broken-no-flushp quirk for rk3288 platform
ARM: dts: Add broken-no-flushp quirk for rk3xxx platform
Documentation: arm-pl330: add description of broken-no-flushp
.../devicetree/bindings/dma/arm-pl330.txt | 1 +
arch/arm/boot/dts/rk3288.dtsi | 3 +
arch/arm/boot/dts/rk3xxx.dtsi | 3 +
drivers/dma/pl330.c | 101 +++++++++++++++------
4 files changed, 79 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)
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