Re: [alsa-devel] [PATCH v2 03/15] dmaengine: Add no_wakeup parameterto dmaengine_prep_dma_cyclic()

From: Peter Ujfalusi
Date: Fri Sep 14 2012 - 03:18:01 EST

On 09/14/2012 06:26 AM, Vinod Koul wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-09-13 at 17:27 +0200, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Hm... Do you think it would work as well if we implement this by
>> setting the
>> callback for the descriptor to NULL? If the callback is NULL there is
>> nothing to at the end of a transfer/period and the dma engine driver
>> may
>> choose to disable interrupts. This would also benefit non cyclic
>> transfers
>> where the callback is NULL and we do not need add the new parameter to
>> dmaengine_prep_dma_cyclic.
> That will work too.... BUT the idea of no_wake mode in ALSA is that we
> should not have any interrupts, so anything which is going to cause
> interrupts to AP in undesired. The interrupts still happen and it just
> that dmaengine driver is not notifying client.

Yes, this is correct. We could go and hack around later if the callback is not
present and modify the irq requests for the platform but it is really not
elegant way of dealing with the issue IMHO.

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