RE: [PATCH 01/11] dmaengine: add context parameter toprep_slave_sgand prep_dma_cyclic

From: Vinod Koul
Date: Mon Feb 06 2012 - 10:28:48 EST

On Mon, 2012-02-06 at 07:04 -0800, Bounine, Alexandre wrote:
> I was thinking about keeping the original scatterlist for dmac unchanged,
> but allocating another scatterlist in rio_dma_prep_slave_sg() and chaining
> two lists together. After it passed to device specific function, it parses
> first section of the chain for additional transfer parameters and use
> following scatterlist as intended for dmac.
hmmm, but that wouldn't make it generic for other systems like proposed
MSM box mode..., right?
> But Russell's idea (See ) seems to be
> a better way without added complexity and I am ready to take that path and
> make new patches if you and Dan agree with it.
but it still doesn't fix his concerns for the using void pointer.

If we agree that this is the way, then I was thinking to add arch specif
calls which cast the context pointer to void for passing to dmac. The
arch specific struct gets defined in dmaengine_arch.h <or something
similar>. That way clients cant define their own stuff and we continue
to be generic as well as cater to arch specific requirements.


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