[PATCH] Documentation: dmaengine: Add a documentation for the dma controller API
vinod.koul at intel.com
Fri Aug 1 10:15:52 PDT 2014
On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 10:57:07AM +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> 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
I like this part :)
> - 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
thats is a good idea
> - That would then be trivial to get from the framework, without
> calling any callback
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