[alsa-devel] USB transfer_buffer allocations on 64bit systems

FUJITA Tomonori fujita.tomonori at lab.ntt.co.jp
Tue May 11 16:38:35 CEST 2010

On Tue, 11 May 2010 10:24:40 -0400
Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk at oracle.com> wrote:

> > > > Either the data isn't getting written to the buffer correctly or else
> > > > the buffer isn't getting sent to the device correctly.  Can anybody
> > > > suggest a means of determining which is the case?
> > > 
> > > I can't say anything about this log that including only DMA addresses.
> > > I'm not familiar with how the USB core does DMA stuff. And the USB
> > > stack design that the USB core does DMA stuff (allocating, mappings,
> > > etc) makes debugging DMA issues really difficult.
> > 
> > The DMA stuff is simple enough in this case.  The urb->transfer_buffer
> > address is passed to dma_map_single(), and the DMA address it returns
> > is stored in urb->transfer_dma.  Those are the two values printed out
> > by the debugging patch.
> Is that address (urb->transfer_dma) the same as 'virt_to_phys(urb->transfer_buffer)'
> (if not, then SWIOTLB is being utilized) and is the dma_sync_* done on the
> urb->transfer_dma (to properly sync the data from the SWIOTLB to the
> transfer_buffer) before you start using the urb->transfer_buffer?

Or calling dma_unmap_single.

Can you tell me all the exact process of DMA that the usb core and the
driver do?

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