[RFC PATCH 08/13] mmc: omap_hsmmc: limit max_segs with the EDMA DMAC
mporter at ti.com
Fri Sep 21 15:03:12 EDT 2012
On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 07:47:21PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:45:29PM +0530, S, Venkatraman wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM, Matt Porter <mporter at ti.com> wrote:
> > > The EDMA DMAC has a hardware limitation that prevents supporting
> > > scatter gather lists with any number of segments. Since the EDMA
> > > DMA Engine driver sets the maximum segments to 16, we do the
> > > same.
> > >
> > > Note: this can be removed once the DMA Engine API supports an
> > > API to query the DMAC's segment limitations.
> > >
> > I wouldn't want to bind the properties of EDMA to omap_hsmmc as this patch
> > suggests. Why don't we have a max_segs property, which when explicitly specified
> > in DT, will override the default ?
> Why not have a generic way that DMA engine can export these kinds of
That's exactly what my note above is suggesting...
Something along the lines of:
int max_segs; /* <0 is no limit */
struct slave_sg_cap *
dmaengine_get_slave_sg_caps(struct dma_chan *chan);
I'm sure there are or will be other characteristics worth providing to
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