[PATCH v3 1/2] usb: dwc2: alloc dma aligned buffer for isoc split in

wlf wulf at rock-chips.com
Fri May 11 02:26:59 PDT 2018

Dear Doug,

在 2018年05月11日 04:59, Doug Anderson 写道:
> Hi,
> On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 1:55 AM, wlf <wulf at rock-chips.com> wrote:
>>>>>> +       } else if (hsotg->params.host_dma) {
>>>>> Are you sure this is "else if"?  Can't you have descriptor DMA enabled
>>>>> in the controller and still need to do a normal DMA transfer if you
>>>>> plug in a hub?  Seems like this should be just "if".
>>>> Sorry, I don't understand the case "have descriptor DMA enabled in the
>>>> controller and still need to do a normal DMA transfer". But maybe it
>>>> still
>>>> has another problem if just use "if" here, because it will create kmem
>>>> caches for Slave mode which actually doesn't need aligned DMA buf.
>>> So right now your code looks like:
>>> if (hsotg->params.dma_desc_enable ||
>>>       hsotg->params.dma_desc_fs_enable) {
>>>       ...
>>>       ...
>>> } else if (hsotg->params.host_dma) {
>>>      ...
>>> }
>>> I've never played much with "descriptor DMA" on dwc2 because every
>>> time I enabled it (last I tried was years ago) a whole bunch of
>>> peripherals stopped working and I didn't dig (I just left it off).
>>> Thus, I'm no expert on descriptor DMA.  ...that being said, my
>>> understanding is that if you enable descriptor DMA in the controller
>>> then it will enable a smarter DMA mode for some of the transfers.
>>> IIRC Descriptor DMA mode specifically can't handle splits.  Is my
>>> memory correct there?  Presumably that means that when you enable
>>> descriptor DMA in the controller the driver will automatically fall
>>> back to normal Address DMA mode if things get too complicated.  When
>>> it falls back to Address DMA mode, presumably dwc2_hcd_init() won't
>>> get called again.  That means that any data structures that are needed
>>> for Address DMA need to be allocated in dwc2_hcd_init() even if
>>> descriptor DMA is enabled because we might need to fall back to
>>> Address DMA.
>>> Thus, I'm suggesting changing the code to:
>>> if (hsotg->params.dma_desc_enable ||
>>>       hsotg->params.dma_desc_fs_enable) {
>>>       ...
>>>       ...
>>> }
>>> if (hsotg->params.host_dma) {
>>>      ...
>>> }
>>> ...as I said, I'm no expert and I could just be confused.  If
>>> something I say seems wrong please correct me.
>> Ah, I got it. Thanks for your detailed explanation. Although I don't know if
>> it's possible that dwc2 driver automatically fall back to normal Address DMA
>> mode when desc DMA work abnormally with split, I agree with your suggestion.
>> I'll fix it in V4 patch.
> Hmm, I guess you're right.  I did a quick search and I can't find any
> evidence of a fallback like this.  Maybe I dreamed that.  I found some
> old comment in the commit history that said:
I think you're right. I find that it's possible to fall back to Address 
DMA mode if desc DMA initialization failure. The error case is:in 
dwc2_hcd_init(),  if it fails to create dwc2 generic desc cache or dwc2 
hs isoc desc cache, then it will disable desc DMA and fall back to 
Address DMA mode.
> /*
>   * Disable descriptor dma mode by default as the HW can support
>   * it, but does not support it for SPLIT transactions.
>   * Disable it for FS devices as well.
>   */
> ...and it looks there's currently nobody using descriptor DMA anyway
> (assuming I read the code correctly).  It does seem like people were
> ever going to turn it on then it would have to be dynamic as I was
> dreaming it was...
Yes, the dwc2 desc DMA mode can't support split transaction. So few 
people use desc DMA mode for OTG Host mode. BTW, I find that the latest 
code enable desc DMA mode by default for the OTG peripheral mode if the 
dwc2 hardware support desc DMA.

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