Re: [PATCH] usb: musb: USB_TI_CPPI41_DMA requires dmaengine support

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Wed Nov 18 2015 - 16:07:13 EST

On Wednesday 18 November 2015 14:39:10 Bin Liu wrote:
> > Ideally we should remove the 'select TI_CPPI41' here as well, but
> > what we could do instead is to make that a silent symbol and remove
> > the prompt so it always gets enabled implicitly when USB_TI_CPPI41_DMA
> > and DMADEVICES are both enabled.
> But what if DMADEVICES was disabled and USB_TI_CPPI41_DMA was enabled?
> I would think I had CPPI fully enabled for MUSB, but it didn't because
> TI_CPPI41 was disabled.

That would cause a runtime failure, just like any other configuration
that does not enable all the hardware you want to use.

> I would think this patch is the test option so far, we might have to
> document somewhere that to dmaengine has to be enabled to use MUSB
> CPPI, but I am not sure where the best place is to document...

There are hundreds of device drivers that use dmaengines as a
backend, we don't normally document this, just like we don't
document the fact that you need to enable the right gpio, irqchip,
timer, clock etc drivers for your platform.

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