On Thu, 21 Mar 2013, Alan Stern wrote:
On Thu, 21 Mar 2013, Soeren Moch wrote:
Now I found out what is going on here:
In itd_urb_transaction() we allocate 9 iTDs for each URB with
number_of_packets == 64 in my case. The iTDs are added to
sched->td_list. For a frame-aligned scheduling we need 8 iTDs, the 9th
one is released back to the front of the streams free_list in
iso_sched_free(). This iTD was cleared after allocation and has a frame
number of 0 now. So for each allocation when now_frame == 0 we allocate
from the dma_pool, not from the free_list.
Okay, that is a problem. But it shouldn't be such a big problem,
because now_frame should not be equal to 0 very often.
Oh, wait, now I get it. We never reach a steady state, because the
free list never shrinks, but occasionally it does increase when
now_frame is equal to 0. Even though that doesn't happen very often,
the effects add up.
Very good; tomorrow I will send your patch in.Thank you. And also thanks to all who helped to track down this issue.