Re: [PATCH v2] staging: fbtft: Disable DMA support if DMA is not available

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 - 03:15:10 EST

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 9:17 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
<gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 08:47:15PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> If NO_DMA=y:
>> drivers/built-in.o: In function `fbtft_framebuffer_alloc':
>> (.text+0xb53cae): undefined reference to `dmam_alloc_coherent'
>> As DMA support is already optional, make it depend on HAS_DMA.
>> If !HAS_DMA, "dma" will always be false, and the compiler will optimize
>> away the call to dmam_alloc_coherent().
> Oh that's "sneaky" and not good, let's just make this driver be
> dependant on DMA and be done with it. I don't like to rely on the
> optimizer to get things to work properly.

Alternatively, I can stick in one more #ifdef, to no longer rely on the compiler
AFAICS, the driver itself considers DMA optional, and will work without.



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