[alsa-devel] [RFC] [PATCH 3/3] ASoC: OMAP: Enhance OMAP1510 DMA progress software counter
jkrzyszt at tis.icnet.pl
Mon Aug 10 23:11:25 CEST 2009
Monday 10 August 2009 11:43:25 Janusz Krzysztofik wrote:
> Monday 10 August 2009 10:50:06 Janusz Krzysztofik wrote:
> > Enhance period index accuracy, particularly just before buffer rewind, by
> > making use of DMA interrupt status flags in addition to simply counting
> > interrupts
> Sorry, this one is still buggy
To be clear: I meant only patch 3/3 was buggy, others seemed OK.
> an can break other OMAP models.
> The bug hits when multiple interrupt flags are set in parallel.
Under heavy debugging, for the first time I have noticed several consecutive
DMA interrupt requests with all three flags set alltogether: FRAME, LAST and
BLOCK. It looks hopeless, doesn't it? Keeping the period index at 0 will not
report any progress, other choices (increment, set max) will lead to buffer
Anyway, that observation seems to prove the requirement for a more accurate
period counter. Improving it should help under heavy load. I think it is
worth of trying, even if there may be other corner cases still not addressed.
v2 of the patch will follow next.
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