Re: Microblaze, DMA and cache: Lack of sync functions?

From: Michal Simek
Date: Mon Aug 15 2011 - 08:22:40 EST

Eli Billauer wrote:

Before I make a needless hack, please correct me if I'm wrong: in arch/microblaze/kernel/dma.c, the sync_single_for_cpu, sync_single_for_device and friends are not set in the dma_direct_ops structure (and not implemented), so calls from drivers to the corresponding functions will do nothing. Since the Microblaze cache doesn't update automatically on DMA operations, this looks like a bug to me: The driver thinks the cache has been flushed or updated, but it actually hasn't.

Map and unmap methods are indeed implemented and registered, and they both call an internal function to sync the cache. So why are there no sync functions?

It is not the bug just unimplemented feature and I haven't had any problem
that these functions are not implemented.
Implementation should be pretty straight forward. Patches welcomed.


Michal Simek, Ing. (M.Eng)
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