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Date:   Fri, 8 Jan 2021 20:45:39 +0530
From:   Sameer Pujar <spujar@...dia.com>
To:     Peter Geis <pgwipeout@...il.com>,
        Michael Turquette <mturquette@...libre.com>,
        Stephen Boyd <sboyd@...nel.org>,
        "Peter De Schrijver" <pdeschrijver@...dia.com>,
        Prashant Gaikwad <pgaikwad@...dia.com>,
        Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@...il.com>,
        Jonathan Hunter <jonathanh@...dia.com>,
        Jaroslav Kysela <perex@...ex.cz>,
        Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.com>, Mohan Kumar <mkumard@...dia.com>
CC:     <linux-clk@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-tegra@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <alsa-devel@...a-project.org>,
        Ion Agorria <ion@...rria.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] ALSA: hda/tegra: fix tegra-hda on tegra30 soc



On 1/8/2021 7:29 PM, Peter Geis wrote:
> External email: Use caution opening links or attachments
>
>
> Currently hda on tegra30 fails to open a stream with an input/output error.
>
> For example:
> speaker-test -Dhw:0,3 -c 2
>
> speaker-test 1.2.2
>
> Playback device is hw:0,3
> Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
> Using 16 octaves of pink noise
> Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
> Buffer size range from 64 to 16384
> Period size range from 32 to 8192
> Using max buffer size 16384
> Periods = 4
> was set period_size = 4096
> was set buffer_size = 16384
>   0 - Front Left
> Write error: -5,Input/output error
> xrun_recovery failed: -5,Input/output error
> Transfer failed: Input/output error
>
> The tegra-hda device was introduced in tegra30 but only utilized in
> tegra124 until recent chips. Tegra210/186 work only due to a hardware
> change. For this reason it is unknown when this issue first manifested.
> Discussions with the hardware team show this applies to all current tegra
> chips. It has been resolved in the tegra234, which does not have hda
> support at this time.
>
> The explanation from the hardware team is this:
> Below is the striping formula referenced from HD audio spec.
>     { ((num_channels * bits_per_sample) / number of SDOs) >= 8 }
>
> The current issue is seen because Tegra HW has a problem with boundary
> condition (= 8) for striping. The reason why it is not seen on
> Tegra210/Tegra186 is because it uses max 2SDO lines. Max SDO lines is
> read from GCAP register.
>
> For the given stream (channels = 2, bps = 16);
> ratio = (channels * bps) / NSDO = 32 / NSDO;
>
> On Tegra30,      ratio = 32/4 = 8  (FAIL)
> On Tegra210/186, ratio = 32/2 = 16 (PASS)
> On Tegra194,     ratio = 32/4 = 8  (FAIL) ==> Earlier workaround was
> applied for it
>
> If Tegra210/186 is forced to use 4SDO, it fails there as well. So the
> behavior is consistent across all these chips.
>
> Applying the fix in [1] universally resolves this issue on tegra30-hda.
> Tested on the Ouya game console and the tf201 tablet.
>
> [1] commit 60019d8c650d ("ALSA: hda/tegra: workaround playback failure on
> Tegra194")
>
> Reviewed-by: Jon Hunter <jonathanh@...dia.com>
> Tested-by: Ion Agorria <ion@...rria.com>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Geis <pgwipeout@...il.com>
> ---
>   sound/pci/hda/hda_tegra.c | 2 +-
>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Thanks Peter.

Reviewed-by: Sameer Pujar <spujar@...dia.com>

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