On Tue, 2015-01-13 at 16:27 +0100, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> On 01/13/15 15:49, Ian Lepore wrote:
> > On Tue, 2015-01-13 at 00:14 -0700, kott wrote:
> >> Yes with cache disabled, this problem is not seen. Seems to be with a issue
> >> with l2 cache.
> >> Thanks kott
> >
> > Except that there are no known problems with l2 cache on armv7 right
> > now.  There are known problems with the USB driver using the busdma
> > routines incorrectly, which accidentally works okay on x86 platforms but
> > likely not so well on others.
> >
> Hi,
> If there is a problem it is in "usb_pc_cpu_flush()" or 
> "usb_pc_cpu_invalidate()":
> void
> usb_pc_cpu_flush(struct usb_page_cache *pc)
> {
>          if (pc->page_offset_end == pc->page_offset_buf) {
>                  /* nothing has been loaded into this page cache! */
>                  return;
>          }
>          bus_dmamap_sync(pc->tag, pc->map, BUS_DMASYNC_PREWRITE);
> }
> USB has a very simple DMA sync language, either flush or invalidate. 
> These are used correctly from what I can see with regard to the FreeBSD 
> USB specification.
> If the "usb_pc_cpu_flush()" function does not cause the CPU cache to be 
> written to RAM before the function returns, please let me know.
> --HPS

You have an incomplete concept of how busdma sync operations work.  It
isn't a simple "cpu cache written to ram" operation, there are bounce
buffers and other complexities involved that require that the sync
operations be done at the correct time in the correct order, and the
current usb driver doesn't do that.  Instead it does things like 

        bus_dmamap_sync(pc->tag, pc->map, BUS_DMASYNC_POSTREAD);
        bus_dmamap_sync(pc->tag, pc->map, BUS_DMASYNC_PREREAD);

And that's just nonsense that will lead to problems like delivering
random buffer garbage to/from a device.

To the degree that USB works at all on non-x86 platforms it works by
accident.  Usually.  Except when it doesn't.

-- Ian

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