Re: [PATCH] mtd: sh_flctl: pass FIFO as physical address

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Tue Dec 08 2015 - 11:30:11 EST

On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 4:38 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> By convention, the FIFO address we pass using dmaengine_slave_config
> is a physical address in the form that is understood by the DMA
> engine, as a dma_addr_t, phys_addr_t or resource_size_t.
> The sh_flctl driver however passes a virtual __iomem address that
> gets cast to dma_addr_t in the slave driver. This happens to work
> on shmobile because that platform sets up an identity mapping for
> its MMIO regions, but such code is not portable to other platforms,
> and prevents us from ever changing the platform mapping or reusing
> the driver on other architectures like ARM64 that might not have the
> mapping.

Note that since the removal of (ARM) sh7367/sh7377/sh7372 support, this
driver is used on SH only.

I'll send a patch to update Kconfig.



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