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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2] DMAEngine: Let dmac drivers to set chan_id
On 28 July 2011 02:07, Russell King <> wrote:
>> On a serious note, my proposal, and the reply, shows the possibility
>> of having :-
>> a) Client drivers that are truly platform agnostic -- no platform_data
>> poking for
>>       channel selection
> I really doubt that's even possible.  Take this setup:

I don't want to suggest anything wrong just because I didn't understand
your h/w.
I hope you will be kind enough to help me better understand your setup,
so that I have a fair chance to present my proposal.

A simple 'yes' or a 'no'(with clarification) is all I ask.

> MMCI ---> DMAC
> where the DMAC has 32 request signals, and 8 channels.
The DMAC is similar to PL330.
Only max 8 request-signals can be active at any time.
Is my understanding right ?

> The MMCI is connected to two of them.
I don't know anything about MMCI.
So I assume it is just another third party MMC controller.
It simply needs 2 dma channels(for RX, TX each) - be it from a DMAC
that has a programmable RequestSignal->Peripheral map or a fixed map.
Is my understanding right ?

> The DMAC can supply any of its physical channels for MMCI.
The RequestSignal->Peripheral map is decided during board design
and can not be changed later.
Is my understanding right ?

> Board 1 has the MMCI connected to request signals #1 and #3.
> Board 2 has the MMCI connected to request signals #8 and #22.
MMCI_RX -> #1
MMCI_TX -> #3

MMCI_RX -> #8
MMCI_TX -> #22

> Board 3 has the MMCI connected through an external FPGA mux, which can route the
> MMCI requests to DMA request signals #1, #2 or #3.
MMCI_RX -> #{1,2,3}
MMCI_TX -> #{1,2,3}
And you can't change the route(mapping) after the dmac driver has been loaded.
Is my understanding right ?
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