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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 16/18] dmaengine/amba-pl08x: Add support for sg len greater than one for slave transfers

    Hi Russell & Linus,

    Sorry for being late to reply.

    On 8/14/2011 2:06 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
    > On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 04:19:26PM +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
    >> Untill now, sg_len greater than one is not supported. This patch adds support to
    >> do that.
    > I'm not sure that this is the correct approach. memcpy()s can only be
    > used with one single buffer, so the sg stuff for that (and the unmapping
    > support) doesn't make sense at all.

    I am not sure if i get this completely. In memcpy, we still don't support
    more than one sg. We have created a new member in txd, which keeps track of
    data (addresses, len).

    While unmapping, we are unmapping only single dsg. I think i don't need to
    use list_for_each_entry() there, as there is only one element present in list.
    But can still keep that.

    > The only place where this makes sense is the slave sg stuff. I wonder
    > whether we can better deal with that by having the LLI setup code deal
    > with one SG list entry at a time, and chain each together.
    > Something I've also been pondering which is related to this is linking
    > together DMA operations using the LLI chaining when interrupts and
    > callbacks aren't required. It's a very similar problem. Other DMA
    > engine drivers do this.

    Are you talking about linking all sg's together or linking multiple calls to
    prep_dma_memcpy? I am handling the first.

    > Finally, note that some of the PL08x code assumes that for any TXD,
    > the LLI list is a contiguous array. See the first part of
    > pl08x_getbytes_chan(). That needs fixing as soon as we start going to
    > more than one SG list entry.

    We still have one contiguous array for LLI list. In pl08x_fill_llis_for_desc()
    i am using same txd->llis_va for all sg's.

    Sorry if i misunderstood your concerns.


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