[PATCH] Documentation: dmaengine: Add a documentation for the dma controller API
maxime.ripard at free-electrons.com
Fri Aug 1 01:57:07 PDT 2014
On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 10:00:10AM +0200, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
> On 07/31/2014 07:37 PM, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> >On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 06:54:11PM +0200, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
> >>On 07/31/2014 06:13 PM, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> >>> From what you're saying, and judging from the drivers that already
> >>>implement it, can't it be moved directly to the framework itself ?
> >>What exactly do you mean by moving it directly to the framework? The
> >>slave_caps API is part of the DMAengine framework.
> >Not its implementation, which is defined by each and every driver,
> >while the behaviour of device_slave_caps is rather generic.
> Do you mean something like adding a dma_slave_caps struct field to
> the DMA channel that gets initialized when the channel is created
> and then remove the callback? That makes some sense.
I was rather thinking into something like:
- Splitting device_control into independant functions
- Then, knowing if you support pause/resume/terminate is trivial:
either you implement the callback, or you don't
- Putting the supported width and direction into fields of struct
dma_device, which can eventually be used by the framework to
filter out invalid configurations before calling the relevant
- That would then be trivial to get from the framework, without
calling any callback
> I think the main reason why we use a callback right now is that in
> earlier revisions of the API it was possible to pass a slave_config
> and the result would be the capabilities of the DMA channel for this
> particular config. But this was dropped before the final version was
> merged upstream.
Ah, that would explain yes.
Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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