[PATCH v2] PL330: Add PL330 DMA controller driver
maz at misterjones.org
Thu Mar 25 06:32:16 EDT 2010
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:05:47 +0900, Joonyoung Shim
<jy0922.shim at samsung.com> wrote:
> On 3/25/2010 6:32 PM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:01:00 +0900, Joonyoung Shim
>> <jy0922.shim at samsung.com> wrote:
>>> On 3/25/2010 2:44 PM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 12:17:15 +0900
>>>> Joonyoung Shim <jy0922.shim at samsung.com> wrote:
>>>>> + writew(imm, desc_pool_virt);
>>> Right. The write[bwl] is api for address ioremapped of io device. I
>>> change these.
>>>> Does anything ensure that this won't generate an unaligned access?
>>> PL330 DMA controller fetches variable length instructions that consist
>>> one to six bytes, so i think unaligned access is no problem.
>> I'm not too concerned about the device side of things. I'm more worried
>> about the CPU access when writing the 'imm' value to memory.
>> Consider desc_pool_virt 16bit aligned when entering the function.
>> the opcode makes it unaligned and then writing the 'imm' value will
>> as an unaligned access.
> Why desc_pool_virt should be aligned more than 16bit?
There is reason for desc_pool_virt to be 16bit aligned. It's just that you
have 50% chance that it will.
In such case, you will write 'imm' to a non 16bit-aligned address. In my
book, that's bad.
Same for pl330_dmamov(), which tries to write a 32bit value without
checking the proper alignment.
In such case, please use the put_unaligned macro to handle the possible
Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?
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