Re: [PATCH 1/3] tty: serial: 8250_omap: do not use RX DMA if pause is not supported

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Sat Aug 08 2015 - 05:04:08 EST

On Fri, Aug 07, 2015 at 08:28:57PM -0400, Peter Hurley wrote:
> Even dma_get_slave_caps() returns _true_ for cmd_pause support; ok, that
> interface is pointless.

How about reporting that as a bug then, because if you look back in the
git history, as you are fully capable of, you will find that the slave
capability stuff went in _after_ omap-dma, and *many* DMA engine drivers
have not been updated. Here, let me do _your_ work for you:

commit cb8cea513c80db1dfe2dce468d2d0772005bb9a1
Author: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon Nov 17 14:42:04 2014 +0100

dmaengine: Create a generic dma_slave_caps callback

commit 2dcdf570936168d488acf90be9b04a3d32dafce7
Author: Peter Ujfalusi <peter.ujfalusi@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri Sep 14 15:05:45 2012 +0300

dmaengine: omap: Add support for pause/resume in cyclic dma mode

Oh look, omap-dma pre-dates the creation of dma_slave_caps by over two

However, it's *not* as trivial as you think: the dma_slave_caps() call
has no knowledge whether a channel will be used in cyclic mode or not,
or which direction it will be used. So, it really _can't_ report
whether pause mode is supported or not. So actually, this is something
that can't be fixed trivially, and was a detail missed when the slave
caps was reviewed (I probably missed the review or missed the point.)

So, how about you stop playing the blame game and trying to shovel your
shit onto DMA engine.

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