[RFC PATCH 2/3] mmc: host: omap_hsmmc: Enable ADMA2

Felipe Balbi balbi at kernel.org
Thu May 19 11:36:57 PDT 2016


Tony Lindgren <tony at atomide.com> writes:
> * Peter Ujfalusi <peter.ujfalusi at ti.com> [160519 01:10]:
>> On 05/18/2016 10:30 PM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
>> > Ideally the adma support would be a separate loadable module,
>> > similar how the cppi41dma is a child of the OTG controller.
>> The Master DMA is part of the hsmmc IP block. If the same ADMA module is
>> present on other IPs it might be beneficial to have a helper library to handle
>> it (allocating the descriptor pool, wrinting, updating descriptors, etc).
> OK. Yeah if it's part of the MMC controller it makes no sense to
> separate it. So then the conecrns are using alternate DMA
> implementations and keeping PM runtime working :)
> BTW, Felipe mentioned that the best thing to do in the long run would
> be to set up sdhci-omap.c operating in ADMA mode.
> Felipe, care to summarize what you had in mind?

yeah, just write a new sdhci-omap.c to start moving away from
omap-hsmmc.c, just like it was done for 8250-omap.

At the beginning, it could be just the bare minimum to get it working
and slowly move over stuff like pm runtime, dmaengine, PIO. Move more
platforms over to that driver and, eventually, get rid of omap-hsmmc.c

That way, development can be focussed on generic layers (SDHCI) to which
OMAP MMC controller is compliant (apart from the VERSION register

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