[PATCH v7 01/10] ARM: davinci: move private EDMA API to arm/common
sshtylyov at mvista.com
Fri Feb 1 21:09:24 EST 2013
On 02-02-2013 4:44, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Feb 01, 2013 at 11:49:11PM +0300, Sergei Shtylyov wrote:
>>>>>> good point, do you wanna send some patches ?
>>>>> I have already sent them countless times and even stuck CPPI 4.1 support (in
>>>>> arch/arm/common/cppi41.c) in Russell's patch system. TI requested to remove the
>>>>> patch. :-(
>>>> sticking into arch/arm/common/ wasn't a nice move. But then again, so
>>>> wasn't asking for the patch to be removed :-s
>>> Err, patches don't get removed, they get moved to 'discarded'.
>> Any chance to bring it back to life? :-)
>> Although... drivers/usb/musb/cppi41.c would need to be somewhat
>> reworked for at least AM35x and I don't have time. But that may change,
>> of course.
> Right, I've just looked back at the various meeting minutes from December
> 2010 when the CPPI stuff was discussed. Yes, I archive these things and
> all email discussions for referencing in cases like this.
> Unfortunately, they do not contain any useful information other than the
> topic having been brought up. At that point, the CPPI stuff was in
> mach-davinci, and I had suggested moving it into drivers/dma.
I don't remember that, probably was out of the loop again.
> The result of that was to say that it doesn't fit the DMA engine APIs.
I remember this as a discussion happening post me sending the patch to the
patch system and it being discarded...
> So someone came up with the idea of putting it in arch/arm/common - which
Probably was me. There was also idea of putting it into drivers/usb/musb/
-- which TI indeed followed in its Arago prject. I firmly denied that suggestion.
> I frankly ignored by email (how long have we been saying "no drivers in
> arch/arm" ?)
But there *are* drivers there! And look at edma.c which is about to be
moved there... Anyway, I haven't seen such warnings, probably was too late in
> Now, it would've been discussed in that meeting, but unfortunately no
> record exists of that. What does follow that meeting is a discussion
> trail. From what I can see there, but it looks to me like the decision
> was taken to move it to the DMA engine API, and work on sorting out MUSB
> was going to commence.
> The last email in that says "I'll get to that soon"... and that is also
> the final email I have on this topic. I guess if nothing has happened...
> Shrug, that's someone elses problem.
Well, as usual... :-(
> Anyway, the answer for putting it in arch/arm/common hasn't changed,
> and really, where we are now, post Linus having a moan about the size
> of arch/arm, that answer is even more concrete in the negative. It's
> 54K of code which should not be under arch/arm at all.
> Anyway, if you need to look at the patch, it's 6305/1. Typing into the
> summary search box 'cppi' found it in one go.
Thanks, I remember this variant was under arch/arm/common/.
Now however, I see what happened to that variant in somewhat different
light. Looks like it was entirely your decision to discard the patch, without
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