Re: [PATCH V2 2/3] dmaselftest: add memcpy selftest support functions

From: okaya
Date: Fri Nov 13 2015 - 15:21:14 EST

>> I looked at this. IMO, merging selftest code and dmatest code is not
>> a good idea.
>> Dmatest code has been well written and structured so that multiple
>> DMA capabilities (XOR, PQ, MEMCPY) can be tested with the same code.
>> It supports threads and user space interaction.
>> The code I want to change (dmatest_func) is 3 levels deep in
>> structure. My refactored code looked really ugly compared to the
>> original code.
> dmatest_func is still a bigger fn specific to dmatest. I was thinking that
> we
> should have rather have two common functions
> 1) dmatest_do_dma() which does buffer allocation, invoking dmaengine APIs
> and
> checking results, part of dmatest_func today
> 2) request_channels() would also be common along with cleanup routines

Tried again,

It still doesn't look right. Depending on the used API, the source and
destination buffers are different.

For instance, when you use dma_map_page, your source addresses are pages.
If you use scatter_sg, you are working on the scatter-gather list. If you
use dma_coherent, then the source cannot be a kmalloc API. Source comes
from the DMA API. If you use dma_map_single, it is a kmalloc buffer. This
is causing havoc in the compare APIs.

IMO, in the goals of sharing code, we are making it unmanageable.

I'm leaning towards dropping this patch altogether (which I'm not very
happy about) or pushing it this way and have somebody do the
reorganization in another iteration.

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