[PATCH v3 58/59] dmaengine: Add a warning for drivers not using the generic slave caps retrieval

Maxime Ripard maxime.ripard at free-electrons.com
Wed Oct 22 08:44:12 PDT 2014

For the slave caps retrieval to be really useful, most drivers need to
implement it.

Hence, we need to be slightly more aggressive, and trigger a warning at
registration time for drivers that don't fill their caps infos in order to
encourage them to implement it.

Signed-off-by: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard at free-electrons.com>
 drivers/dma/dmaengine.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/dma/dmaengine.c b/drivers/dma/dmaengine.c
index 98e9431f85ec..4e18981b16bd 100644
--- a/drivers/dma/dmaengine.c
+++ b/drivers/dma/dmaengine.c
@@ -827,6 +827,9 @@ int dma_async_device_register(struct dma_device *device)
+	WARN(dma_has_cap(DMA_SLAVE, device->cap_mask) && !device->generic_slave_caps,
+	     "this driver doesn't support generic slave capabilities reporting\n");
 	/* note: this only matters in the

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