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

From: Vinod Koul
Date: Tue Aug 11 2015 - 05:55:47 EST

On Sat, Aug 08, 2015 at 10:03:43AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> 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
> years!
> 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.)

The API queries the capabilities for a channel. So a channel has been
allocated. BUT it would not imply the direction as that is descriptor based,
so should we query the capabilities for a descriptor and use those in
clients ?

Also the current dma_slave_caps() has been moved to framework and reports
based on driver callbacks.
Now we have a hardware which supports pause for one direction only so we
should model it bit differently

Thoughts... ??


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