[v2,6/8] serial: 8250_port: Disable DMA operations for kernel console

Message ID 20200214114339.53897-7-andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com
State New
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  • serial: Disable DMA and PM on kernel console
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Andy Shevchenko Feb. 14, 2020, 11:43 a.m.
It would be too tricky and error prone to allow DMA operations on
kernel console.

One of the concern is when DMA is a separate device, for example on
Intel CherryTrail platforms, and might need special work around to be
functional, see the commit

  eebb3e8d8aaf ("ACPI / LPSS: override power state for LPSS DMA device")

for more information.

Another one is that kernel console is used in atomic context, e.g.
when printing crucial information to the user (Oops or crash),
and DMA may not serve due to power management complications
including non-atomic ACPI calls but not limited to it (see above).

Besides that, other concerns are described in the commit

  84b40e3b57ee ("serial: 8250: omap: Disable DMA for console UART")

done for OMAP UART and may be repeated here.

Disable any kind of DMA operations on kernel console due to above concerns.

Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
 drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c | 12 ++++++++----
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)


diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c
index 6307a04c0cd9..8ed22aa31add 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c
@@ -2294,10 +2294,14 @@  int serial8250_do_startup(struct uart_port *port)
 	 * Request DMA channels for both RX and TX.
 	if (up->dma) {
-		retval = serial8250_request_dma(up);
-		if (retval) {
-			pr_warn_ratelimited("%s - failed to request DMA\n",
-					    port->name);
+		const char *msg = NULL;
+		if (uart_console(port))
+			msg = "forbid DMA for kernel console";
+		else if (serial8250_request_dma(up))
+			msg = "failed to request DMA";
+		if (msg) {
+			pr_warn_ratelimited("%s - %s\n", port->name, msg);
 			up->dma = NULL;