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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 08/13] mmc: omap_hsmmc: limit max_segs with the EDMA DMAC
On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Felipe Balbi <balbi@ti.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:47:30PM +0530, S, Venkatraman wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM, S, Venkatraman <svenkatr@ti.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM, Matt Porter <mporter@ti.com> wrote:
>> >> The EDMA DMAC has a hardware limitation that prevents supporting
>> >> scatter gather lists with any number of segments. Since the EDMA
>> >> DMA Engine driver sets the maximum segments to 16, we do the
>> >> same.
>> >>
>> >> Note: this can be removed once the DMA Engine API supports an
>> >> API to query the DMAC's segment limitations.
>> >>
>> >
>> > I wouldn't want to bind the properties of EDMA to omap_hsmmc as this patch
>> > suggests. Why don't we have a max_segs property, which when explicitly specified
>> > in DT, will override the default ?
>>
>> If you are adventurous, this can be a generic mmc DT binding instead
>> of restricting it to OMAP.
>
> I say if it's a limitation in the DMAC, then DMAC's driver should handle
> it, no ? Meaning that in this case you would copy from one multi-segment
> sg into a one-segment sg and when transfer is complete, before calling
> user's callback, copy data the other way around (?)
>

Right ! So even if the property is defined for MMC, Matt will end up coding the
limitation into every peripheral driver that uses EMAC, which doesn't scale.
Your solution is better.


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