Input: ad7877 - keep dma rx buffers in seperate cache lines
Oskar Schirmer [Thu, 13 May 2010 07:42:23 +0000 (00:42 -0700)]
With dma based spi transmission, data corruption is observed
occasionally. With dma buffers located right next to msg and
xfer fields, cache lines correctly flushed in preparation for
dma usage may be polluted again when writing to fields in the
same cache line.

Make sure cache fields used with dma do not share cache lines
with fields changed during dma handling. As both fields are part
of a struct that is allocated via kzalloc, thus cache aligned,
moving the fields to the 1st position and insert padding for
alignment does the job.

Signed-off-by: Oskar Schirmer <os@emlix.com>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Glöckner <dg@emlix.com>
Signed-off-by: Oliver Schneidewind <osw@emlix.com>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <jw@emlix.com>
Acked-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
[dtor@mail.ru - changed to use ___cacheline_aligned as suggested
 by akpm]
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@mail.ru>

drivers/input/touchscreen/ad7877.c

index e019d53..0d2d7e5 100644 (file)
@@ -156,9 +156,14 @@ struct ser_req {
        u16                     reset;
        u16                     ref_on;
        u16                     command;
-       u16                     sample;
        struct spi_message      msg;
        struct spi_transfer     xfer[6];
+
+       /*
+        * DMA (thus cache coherency maintenance) requires the
+        * transfer buffers to live in their own cache lines.
+        */
+       u16 sample ____cacheline_aligned;
 };
 
 struct ad7877 {
@@ -182,8 +187,6 @@ struct ad7877 {
        u8                      averaging;
        u8                      pen_down_acc_interval;
 
-       u16                     conversion_data[AD7877_NR_SENSE];
-
        struct spi_transfer     xfer[AD7877_NR_SENSE + 2];
        struct spi_message      msg;
 
@@ -195,6 +198,12 @@ struct ad7877 {
        spinlock_t              lock;
        struct timer_list       timer;          /* P: lock */
        unsigned                pending:1;      /* P: lock */
+
+       /*
+        * DMA (thus cache coherency maintenance) requires the
+        * transfer buffers to live in their own cache lines.
+        */
+       u16 conversion_data[AD7877_NR_SENSE] ____cacheline_aligned;
 };
 
 static int gpio3;