[PATCH 4/8] mfd: stm32-timers: add support for dmas

Fabrice Gasnier fabrice.gasnier at st.com
Wed Jan 24 00:40:36 PST 2018

On 01/23/2018 05:41 PM, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Jan 2018, Fabrice Gasnier wrote:
>> On 01/23/2018 04:30 PM, Lee Jones wrote:
>>> On Tue, 23 Jan 2018, Fabrice Gasnier wrote:
>>>> On 01/23/2018 02:32 PM, Lee Jones wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, 16 Jan 2018, Fabrice Gasnier wrote:
>>>>>> STM32 Timers can support up to 7 dma requests:
>>>>>> 4 channels, update, compare and trigger.
>>>>>> Optionally request part, or all dmas from stm32-timers MFD core.
>>>>>> Also, keep reference of device's bus address to allow child drivers to
>>>>>> transfer data from/to device by using dma.
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Fabrice Gasnier <fabrice.gasnier at st.com>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>  drivers/mfd/stm32-timers.c       | 37 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>>>>>>  include/linux/mfd/stm32-timers.h | 14 ++++++++++++++
>>>>>>  2 files changed, 50 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/mfd/stm32-timers.c b/drivers/mfd/stm32-timers.c
>>>>>>  static int stm32_timers_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>>>>>>  {
>>>>>>  	struct device *dev = &pdev->dev;
>>>>>> @@ -44,6 +61,7 @@ static int stm32_timers_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>>>>>>  	mmio = devm_ioremap_resource(dev, res);
>>>>>>  	if (IS_ERR(mmio))
>>>>>>  		return PTR_ERR(mmio);
>>>>>> +	ddata->phys_base = res->start;
>>>>> What do you use this for?
>>>> This is used in in child driver (pwm) for capture data transfer by dma.
>>> Might be worth being clear about that.
>>> Perhaps pass in 'dma_base' (phys_base + offset) instead?
>> I guess you've had a look at [PATCH 5/8] pwm: stm32: add capture
>> support. Are you talking about passing phys_base + TIM_DMAR ?
> I have and I am.
>> If this is the case, I'd prefer to keep phys base only if you don't
>> mind, and handle TIM_DMAR offset in pwm driver. This way, all dma slave
>> config is kept locally at one place.
>> Or do you mean something else ?
>> Maybe I can add a comment here about this ?
>> Something like:
>> /* phys_base to be used by child driver, e.g. DMA burst mode */
> I haven't seen the memory map for this device, so it's not easy for me
> to comment, but passing in the physical address of the parent MFD into
> a child device doesn't quite sit right with me.
> At what level does TIM_DMAR sit?  Is it a child (PWM) specific
> property, or is it described at parent (Timer) level?
Hi Lee,

This isn't child (PWM) specific. TIM_DMAR is described at timer level as
well as all timers DMA requests lines. Current patchset make it useful
for PWM capture. Basically, I think this can be seen as interrupts, as
each (0..7) dma request has an enable bit (in DIER: interrupt enable
register). This is similar as interrupts at timer level.

So, I understand your point regarding passing physical address of the
parent MFD... Speaking of interrupts, I'd probably have looked at
irq_chip. Regarding dma, i'm not sure what is preferred way ?

Another way maybe to export a routine (export symbol) from MFD core, to
handle dma transfer from there?
By looking into drivers/mfd, I found similar approach, e.g.
rtsx_pci_dma_transfer(). Do you think this is better approach ?

Please let me know your opinion.

Best Regards,

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