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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dmaengine: imx-sdma: Add DMA event remapping for imx6sx-sdma
Hi Sascha,

Thank you for the comments.

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 11:45:41AM +0200, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 10:39:11PM -0700, Nicolin Chen wrote:
> > The SDMA on imx6sx has a few DMA event remapping configurations
> > inside the GPR (General Purpose Register) of that SoC. When users
> > want to use a non-default DMA event, they need to configure the
> > GPR register. So this patch gives an interface of the GPR and
> > implements it in the SDMA driver so as to finish the DMA event
> > remapping.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Nicolin Chen <nicoleotsuka@gmail.com>

> > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-imx-sdma.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-imx-sdma.txt
> > index dc8d3aa..03315a6 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-imx-sdma.txt
> > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/fsl-imx-sdma.txt
> > @@ -8,6 +8,7 @@ Required properties:
> > "fsl,imx51-sdma"
> > "fsl,imx53-sdma"
> > "fsl,imx6q-sdma"
> > + "fsl,imx6sx-sdma"
> > The -to variants should be preferred since they allow to determine the
> > correct ROM script addresses needed for the driver to work without additional
> > firmware.
> > @@ -19,6 +20,14 @@ Required properties:
> > - fsl,sdma-ram-script-name : Should contain the full path of SDMA RAM
> > scripts firmware
> >
> > +Optional properties:
> > +- fsl, sdma-event-remap : List of one or more DMA event remapping
> > + configurations. Its format: <&gpr addr shift val>
> > + gpr : the gpr phandle
> > + addr : the register address of the GPR
> > + shift : the bit shift of the GPR register
> > + val : the value of that bit
>
> This binding allows arbitrary register writes to the GPR register space.
> I don't think we want to allow that. A binding for this if necessary at
> all must be higher level.

I was actually wondering where could be the best place to put this in.
But I couldn't figure out a better place than this driver while being
worried about the violation as you mentioned.

But what could be that higher level?

Thank you
Nicolin


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