[PATCH v2] DMA: add help function to check whether dma controller registered

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Thu Aug 22 16:36:53 EDT 2013

On 08/22/2013 12:43 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.

This new function is almost identical to the existing
of_dma_request_slave_channel(). Surely the code should be shared?

But that said, I don't see any need for a new function; why can't
drivers simply call of_dma_request_slave_channel() at probe time; from
what I can see, that function doesn't actually request the channel, but
rather simply looks it up, just like this one. The only difference is
that of_dma_xlate() is also called, but that's just doing some data
transformation, not actually recording channel ownership.

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