Re: [PATCH 2/2] DMAENGINE: driver for the ARM PL080/PL081 PrimeCells

From: Dan Williams
Date: Wed Jul 28 2010 - 04:09:56 EST

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 4:36 AM, Linus Walleij
<linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This creates a DMAengine driver for the ARM PL080/PL081 PrimeCells
> based on the implementation earlier submitted by Peter Pearse.
> This is working like a charm for memcpy and slave DMA to the PL011
> PrimeCell on the PB11MPCore.
> This DMA controller is used in mostly unmodified form in the ARM
> RealView and Versatile platforms, in the ST-Ericsson Nomadik, and
> in the ST SPEAr platform.
> It has been converted to use the header from the Samsung PL080
> derivate instead of its own defintions. The Samsungs have a custom
> driver in their mach-* folders though, atleast we can share the
> register definitions.
> Cc: Peter Pearse <peter.pearse@xxxxxxx>
> Cc: Ben Dooks <ben-linux@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Kukjin Kim <>
> Cc: Alessandro Rubini <rubini@xxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@xxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Changes since last revision: this has now been successfully tested
> with PL011 UART on the PB11MPCore.
> It now uses the generic runtime slave control and not the PrimeCell
> extensions, and thus depends only on that patch set. With the previous
> patch to the header file this is cleanly separated from the ARM tree
> and any PrimeCell drivers and can go into the async_tx tree as it is
> without further dependencies.
> ---

Russell I am assuming this implementation and testing is sufficient to
allay your prior nak [1]? Linus is oversubscribing virtual channels
to physical channels to handle muxing.

> +#ifdef MODULE
> +
> +
> +/*
> + a) Some devices might make use of DMA during boot
> + (esp true for DMAENGINE implementation)
> + b) Memory allocation will need much more attention
> + before load/unload can be supported
> + */
> +#endif

This is taken care of by being "config bool", but I assume you want
this for documentation purposes?

> + txd = kzalloc(sizeof(struct pl08x_txd), GFP_KERNEL);

...appears in the prep routines. Will this driver be used by any
storage controllers on the platfom? Might we deadlock waiting on i/o
that needs to allocate a descriptor to complete?


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