Patchwork [U-Boot] EXYNOS: SPI: Minimise access to SPI FIFO level

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Submitter Rajeshwari Birje
Date March 22, 2013, 2:09 p.m.
Message ID <1363961377-18835-1-git-send-email-rajeshwari.s@samsung.com>
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Permalink /patch/230034/
State Superseded
Delegated to: Jagannadha Sutradharudu Teki
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Rajeshwari Birje - March 22, 2013, 2:09 p.m.
Accessing SPI registers is slow, but access to the FIFO level register
in particular seems to be extraordinarily expensive (I measure up to
600ns). Perhaps it is required to synchronise with the SPI byte output
logic which might run at 1/8th of the 40MHz SPI speed (just a guess).

Reduce access to this register by filling up and emptying FIFOs
more completely, rather than just one word each time around the inner
loop.

Since the rxfifo value will now likely be much greater that what we read
before we fill the txfifo, we only fill the txfifo halfway. This is
because if the txfifo is empty, but the rxfifo has data in it, then writing
too much data to the txfifo may overflow the rxfifo as data arrives.

This speeds up SPI flash reading from about 1MB/s to about 2MB/s on snow.

Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <sjg@chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: Rajeshwari Shinde <rajeshwari.s@samsung.com>
---
 drivers/spi/exynos_spi.c |   31 +++++++++++++++++--------------
 1 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
Simon Glass - May 11, 2013, 3:09 p.m.
On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 8:09 AM, Rajeshwari Shinde
<rajeshwari.s@samsung.com> wrote:
> Accessing SPI registers is slow, but access to the FIFO level register
> in particular seems to be extraordinarily expensive (I measure up to
> 600ns). Perhaps it is required to synchronise with the SPI byte output
> logic which might run at 1/8th of the 40MHz SPI speed (just a guess).
>
> Reduce access to this register by filling up and emptying FIFOs
> more completely, rather than just one word each time around the inner
> loop.
>
> Since the rxfifo value will now likely be much greater that what we read
> before we fill the txfifo, we only fill the txfifo halfway. This is
> because if the txfifo is empty, but the rxfifo has data in it, then writing
> too much data to the txfifo may overflow the rxfifo as data arrives.
>
> This speeds up SPI flash reading from about 1MB/s to about 2MB/s on snow.
>
> Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <sjg@chromium.org>
> Signed-off-by: Rajeshwari Shinde <rajeshwari.s@samsung.com>

Acked-by: Simon Glass <sjg@chromium.org>

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/spi/exynos_spi.c b/drivers/spi/exynos_spi.c
index c19e227..7bbf9ce 100644
--- a/drivers/spi/exynos_spi.c
+++ b/drivers/spi/exynos_spi.c
@@ -260,33 +260,36 @@  static int spi_rx_tx(struct exynos_spi_slave *spi_slave, int todo,
 
 		/* Keep the fifos full/empty. */
 		spi_get_fifo_levels(regs, &rx_lvl, &tx_lvl);
-		if (tx_lvl < spi_slave->fifo_size && out_bytes) {
+		while (tx_lvl < spi_slave->fifo_size / 2 && out_bytes) {
 			temp = txp ? *txp++ : 0xff;
 			writel(temp, &regs->tx_data);
 			out_bytes--;
+			tx_lvl++;
 		}
 		if (rx_lvl > 0 && in_bytes) {
-			temp = readl(&regs->rx_data);
-			if (!rxp && !stopping) {
-				in_bytes--;
-			} else if (spi_slave->skip_preamble) {
-				if (temp == SPI_PREAMBLE_END_BYTE) {
-					spi_slave->skip_preamble = 0;
-					stopping = 0;
+			while (rx_lvl > 0 && in_bytes) {
+				temp = readl(&regs->rx_data);
+				if (!rxp && !stopping) {
+					in_bytes--;
+				} else if (spi_slave->skip_preamble) {
+					if (temp == SPI_PREAMBLE_END_BYTE) {
+						spi_slave->skip_preamble = 0;
+						stopping = 0;
+					}
+				} else {
+					*rxp++ = temp;
+					in_bytes--;
 				}
-			} else {
-				*rxp++ = temp;
-				in_bytes--;
+				toread--;
+				rx_lvl--;
 			}
-			toread--;
-		}
 		/*
 		 * We have run out of input data, but haven't read enough
 		 * bytes after the preamble yet. Read some more, and make
 		 * sure that we transmit dummy bytes too, to keep things
 		 * going.
 		 */
-		else if (in_bytes && !toread) {
+		} else if (in_bytes && !toread) {
 			assert(!out_bytes);
 			toread = out_bytes = in_bytes;
 			txp = NULL;