Re: [PATCH 02/13] dmaengine: Introduce dma_request_slave_channel_compat_reason()

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Wed Nov 18 2015 - 09:29:36 EST

On Wednesday 18 November 2015 16:21:26 Peter Ujfalusi wrote:
> 2. non slave channel requests, where only the functionality matters, like
> memcpy, interleaved, memset, etc.
> We could have a simple:
> dma_request_channel(mask);
> But looking at the drivers using dmaengine legacy dma_request_channel() API:
> Some sets DMA_INTERRUPT or DMA_PRIVATE or DMA_SG along with DMA_SLAVE:
> drivers/misc/carma/carma-fpga.c DMA_INTERRUPT|DMA_SLAVE|DMA_SG
> drivers/misc/carma/carma-fpga-program.c DMA_MEMCPY|DMA_SLAVE|DMA_SG
> drivers/media/platform/soc_camera/mx3_camera.c DMA_SLAVE|DMA_PRIVATE
> sound/soc/intel/common/sst-firmware.c DMA_SLAVE|DMA_MEMCPY
> as examples.
> Not sure how valid are these...

It's usually not much harder to separate out the legacy case from
the normal dma_request_slave_channel_reason(), so those drivers don't
really need to use the unified compat API.

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