Re: [PATCH 1/3] ARM: mmp: add sram allocator
From: Tony Lindgren
Date: Fri Oct 07 2011 - 15:07:03 EST
* Haojian Zhuang <haojian.zhuang@xxxxxxxxx> [110815 01:57]:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD
> <plagnioj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 10:59 Mon 15 Aug Â Â , Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >> On Monday 15 August 2011 11:09:52 Leo Yan wrote:
> >> > On mmp platform, there have two sram banks:
> >> > audio sram and internal sram. The audio sram is mainly for audio;
> >> > the internal sram is for video, wtm and power management.
> >> > So add the sram allocator using genalloc to manage them.
> >> >
> >> > Every sram bank will register its own platform device
> >> > info, after the sram allocator create the generic pool
> >> > for the sram bank, the user module can use the pool's
> >> > name to get the pool handler; then it can use the handler
> >> > to alloc/free memory with genalloc APIs.
> >> >
> >> > Signed-off-by: Leo Yan <leoy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> > ---
> >> > Âarch/arm/Kconfig Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â| Â Â1 +
> >> > Âarch/arm/mach-mmp/Makefile Â Â Â Â Â Â| Â Â2 +-
> >> > Âarch/arm/mach-mmp/include/mach/sram.h | Â 35 +++++++
> >> > Âarch/arm/mach-mmp/sram.c Â Â Â Â Â Â Â| Â168 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> > Â4 files changed, 205 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> >> > Âcreate mode 100644 arch/arm/mach-mmp/include/mach/sram.h
> >> > Âcreate mode 100644 arch/arm/mach-mmp/sram.c
> >> Some time ago, there was talk of merging the existing sram drivers
> >> and creating a common driver that is easy to hook into.
> >> What has happened with that? My feeling is that we should stop adding
> >> more drivers like this in the platform code but rather put an
> >> authoritative copy into arch/arm/mm/ or even the top-level mm/ directory
> >> and change over the existing drivers to hook into that one.
> > no need anymore I send patch to add the support of phys/virt to genalloc so
> > now we just have to use it
> > Best Regards,
> > J.
> Exactly, and Russel already gave up on original patch. genpool is already a
> common driver.
Yeah but it seems that we can make arch/arm/mach-mmp/sram.c posted
in this thread a generic driver instead.
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