Re: [PATCH] msm: smd: Add smd_pkt driver
From: Daniel Walker
Date: Wed Jan 26 2011 - 19:50:14 EST
On Wed, 2011-01-26 at 15:32 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:20:51 -0800
> David Brown <davidb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 15 2010, Niranjana Vishwanathapura wrote:
> > > Add smd_pkt driver which provides device interface
> > > to smd packet ports.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Niranjana Vishwanathapura <nvishwan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/char/Kconfig | 8 +
> > > drivers/char/Makefile | 2 +
> > > drivers/char/msm_smd_pkt.c | 466 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > 3 files changed, 476 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> > > create mode 100644 drivers/char/msm_smd_pkt.c
> > Andrew, what's the proper destination for this change? Should this go
> > into your tree? Is there anything you want me to do with this change?
> Looks OK, I grabbed it.
> I read the entire email trying to work out what an "SMD" is. Failed.
> Oh well.
+ bool "MSM Shared Memory Driver (SMD)"
+ Support for the shared memory interface between the apps
+ processor and the baseband processor. Provides access to
+ the "shared heap", as well as virtual serial channels
+ used to communicate with various services on the baseband
It's an an interface from the cpu running Linux, and the other processor
that co-exists with the one running Linux. They need to communicate for
certain reasons .. I _think_ something like sending a text message is
sent by communicating over this interface, or getting the phone to dial
a number, along with many other things.
Thats my take on it anyway.
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