Re: [PATCH] DMA: add help function to check whether dma controllerregistered

From: Stephen Warren
Date: Fri Aug 02 2013 - 16:00:11 EST

On 08/02/2013 12:04 AM, Richard Zhao wrote:
> DMA client device driver usually needs to know at probe time whether
> dma controller has been registered to deffer probe. So add a help
> function of_dma_check_controller.
> DMA request channel functions can also used to check it, but they
> are usually called at open() time.

> diff --git a/drivers/dma/of-dma.c b/drivers/dma/of-dma.c
> index e1c4d3b..b6828c1 100644

> +int of_dma_check_controller(struct device *dev, const char *name)

> + for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
> + if (of_dma_match_channel(np, name, i, &dma_spec))
> + continue;
> +
> + mutex_lock(&of_dma_lock);
> + ofdma = of_dma_find_controller(&dma_spec);
> + mutex_unlock(&of_dma_lock);
> + of_node_put(;

Do we need to add the following here:

if (ofdma)

To ensure that as soon as a successful match is found, the loop exits?
Otherwise, if there are multiple providers for that name, and the first
N are registered but the last isn't, this function will still return

> + if (ofdma)
> + return 0;
> + else
> + return -ENODEV;

That probably should be -EPROBE_DEFER?

Although, what about differentiating between "entry not found by
of_dma_match_channel" and "controller not yet probed"?
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