[PATCH 11/13] arm: dts: dra7: add DMA properties for UART

Sebastian Andrzej Siewior bigeasy at linutronix.de
Wed Nov 5 08:30:51 PST 2014

On 11/05/2014 05:20 PM, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 10:33:15AM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
>> Two systems ran 16 hours each so far with no issues.  Pushed 170MB of
>> data through the pair of serial ports on one system at 230400.
> The console on uart3 doesn't appear to be using the dma assuming the
> values in /sys for the dma controller and bytes transferred mean anything.
> It does mention in dmesg that it allocated dma channels for uart3 though.

Then it should use it :)

> How do you tell if it is using dma?

There is omap_8250_tx_dma() and omap_8250_rx_dma(). Both setup
callbacks (the rx+tx _complete). Upon successful DMA transfer you
should see them invoked with bytes transfered (>0).
For RX transfer you need at least trigger bytes in the FIFO within a
given time frame (I think it was 46 bytes and the delay may be up to 2
bytes). If you miss this then DMA for RX won't wire and you purge the
FIFO manually via "timeout-interrupt" (the callback will be invoked
with an error condition and 0 bytes).

Assuming this works for you then one should figure out why the counters
in /sys are not updated…


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