[PATCH] fsldma: use PCI Read Multiple command

Li Yang leoli at freescale.com
Mon Apr 27 17:48:21 EST 2009

On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 2:35 AM, Ira Snyder <iws at ovro.caltech.edu> wrote:
> By default, the Freescale 83xx DMA controller uses the PCI Read Line
> command when reading data over the PCI bus. Setting the controller to use
> the PCI Read Multiple command instead allows the controller to read much
> larger bursts of data, which provides a drastic speed increase.
> The slowdown due to using PCI Read Line was only observed when a PCI-to-PCI
> bridge was between the devices trying to communicate.
> A simple test driver showed an increase from 4MB/sec to 116MB/sec when
> performing DMA over the PCI bus. Using DMA to transfer between blocks of
> local SDRAM showed no change in performance with this patch. The dmatest
> driver was also used to verify the correctness of the transfers, and showed
> no errors.
> Signed-off-by: Ira W. Snyder <iws at ovro.caltech.edu>

Acked-by: Li Yang <leoli at freescale.com>


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