Re: [PATCH] dpaa_eth: use correct device for DMA mapping API

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Mon Jul 10 2017 - 11:37:51 EST

Hi Arnd,

On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 5:14 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Geert Uytterhoeven ran into a build error without CONFIG_HAS_DMA,
> as a result of the driver calling set_dma_ops(). While we can
> fix the build error in the dma-mapping implementation, there is
> another problem in this driver:
> The configuration for the DMA is done by the platform code,
> looking up information about the system from the device tree.
> This copies the information only in an incomplete way, setting
> the dma_map_ops and forcing a specific mask, but ignoring all
> settings regarding IOMMU, coherence etc.
> A better way to avoid the problem is to only ever pass a device
> into the dma_mapping implementation that has been setup by the
> platform code. In this case, that is the parent device, so we
> can get that pointer at probe time. Fortunately, we already have
> a pointer in the device specific structure for that, so we only
> need to modify that.

Thank you, that looks like a much better solution!

> Fixes: fb52728a9294 ("dpaa_eth: reuse the dma_ops provided by the FMan MAC device")
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Not tested, please see if this works before applying!

Indeed, please test first.



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