[RFC PATCH 1/2] of: Add generic device tree DMA helpers

Cousson, Benoit b-cousson at ti.com
Thu Feb 23 10:57:18 EST 2012

On 2/23/2012 4:51 PM, Nicolas Ferre wrote:
> On 02/23/2012 11:03 AM, Cousson, Benoit :
>> Salut Nico,
> Coucou Benoit ;-)
>> On 2/22/2012 11:59 AM, Nicolas Ferre wrote:
>>> On 01/27/2012 06:29 PM, Cousson, Benoit :
>>>> Add some basic helpers to retrieve a DMA controller device_node
>>>> and the DMA request line number.
>>>> For legacy reason another API will export the DMA request number
>>>> into a Linux resource of type IORESOURCE_DMA.
>>>> This API is usable only on system with an unique DMA controller.
>>> Hi,
>>> I followed that discussion and I like very much the biding that Benoit
>>> is proposing. It will help me a lot with my current work on Atmel DMA
>>> controller.
>>> If I understand correctly, some rework is needed before it can be
>>> integrated in a stable git tree (I mean before we can base our work on
>>> top of it). So, in the meantime, what should I do to help and make
>>> things go forward? to be quite frank, I would be interested to have a
>>> working DMA enabled device soon ;-)
>> Me too, but unfortunately, I was busy trying to add irq_domain and
>> fixing issues with SPARSE_IRQ on OMAP :-(
> Been there, loved that ;-)
>>> Do you think that 3.4 is out of reach?
>> Maybe not, from the comments, it looks like we should add a .xlate
>> callback to allow any custom parsing of the DMA nodes attributes.
>> I'll be more than happy, if you can finalize that patch :-)
> I will try to figure out what I can understand from the irq mechanism of
> .xlate and try to see if I can implement it on top of your patch.

In fact that dma code is a big copy/paste of the of/gpio one and gpio 
was already managing .xlate function.
I removed it because I thought it was useless for the DMA :-)

You might just have to copy the original code...

> I will keep you informed...

Thanks for the help,

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