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

From: Brian Norris
Date: Wed Dec 09 2015 - 21:21:53 EST

On Tue, Dec 08, 2015 at 05:30:02PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> 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.

It's still available as COMPILE_TEST, so it's still worth fixing.

But really, does anyone use this driver any more?

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