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    Subject[RFC] dmaengine/dma_slave: add context parameter to prep_slave_sg callback
    As we agreed during our discussion about adding DMA Engine support for RapidIO
    subsystem, RapidIO and similar clients may benefit from adding an extra context
    parameter to device_prep_slave_sg() callback.
    See for more details.

    Adding the context parameter will allow to pass client/target specific
    information associated with an individual data transfer request.

    In the case of RapidIO support this additional information consists of target
    destination ID and its buffer address (which is not mapped into the local CPU
    memory space). Because a single RapidIO-capable DMA channel may queue data
    transfer requests to different target devices, the per-request configuration
    is required.

    The proposed change eliminates need for new subsystem-specific API.
    Existing DMA_SLAVE clients will ignore the new parameter.

    This RFC only demonstrates the API change and does not include corresponding
    changes to existing DMA_SLAVE clients. Complete set of patches will be provided
    after (if) this API change is accepted.

    Signed-off-by: Alexandre Bounine <>
    Cc: Jassi Brar <>
    Cc: Russell King <>
    Cc: Kumar Gala <>
    Cc: Matt Porter <>
    Cc: Li Yang <>
    include/linux/dmaengine.h | 7 ++++---
    1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/include/linux/dmaengine.h b/include/linux/dmaengine.h
    index 679b349..79d71bb 100644
    --- a/include/linux/dmaengine.h
    +++ b/include/linux/dmaengine.h
    @@ -575,7 +575,7 @@ struct dma_device {
    struct dma_async_tx_descriptor *(*device_prep_slave_sg)(
    struct dma_chan *chan, struct scatterlist *sgl,
    unsigned int sg_len, enum dma_transfer_direction direction,
    - unsigned long flags);
    + unsigned long flags, void *context);
    struct dma_async_tx_descriptor *(*device_prep_dma_cyclic)(
    struct dma_chan *chan, dma_addr_t buf_addr, size_t buf_len,
    size_t period_len, enum dma_transfer_direction direction);
    @@ -607,12 +607,13 @@ static inline int dmaengine_slave_config(struct dma_chan *chan,

    static inline struct dma_async_tx_descriptor *dmaengine_prep_slave_single(
    struct dma_chan *chan, void *buf, size_t len,
    - enum dma_transfer_direction dir, unsigned long flags)
    + enum dma_transfer_direction dir, unsigned long flags, void *context)
    struct scatterlist sg;
    sg_init_one(&sg, buf, len);

    - return chan->device->device_prep_slave_sg(chan, &sg, 1, dir, flags);
    + return chan->device->device_prep_slave_sg(chan, &sg, 1, dir, flags,
    + context);

    static inline int dmaengine_terminate_all(struct dma_chan *chan)

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