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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/13] dmaengine: Introduce dma_request_slave_channel_compat_reason()
On 05/29/2015 01:18 PM, Vinod Koul wrote:
> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 11:42:27AM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 11:33 AM, Vinod Koul <> wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 04:25:57PM +0300, Peter Ujfalusi wrote:
>>>> dma_request_slave_channel_compat() 'eats' up the returned error codes which
>>>> prevents drivers using the compat call to be able to do deferred probing.
>>>> The new wrapper is identical in functionality but it will return with error
>>>> code in case of failure and will pass the -EPROBE_DEFER to the caller in
>>>> case dma_request_slave_channel_reason() returned with it.
>>> This is okay but am worried about one more warpper, how about fixing
>>> dma_request_slave_channel_compat()
>> Then all callers of dma_request_slave_channel_compat() have to be
>> modified to handle ERR_PTR first.
>> The same is true for (the existing) dma_request_slave_channel_reason()
>> vs. dma_request_slave_channel().
> Good point, looking again, I think we should rather fix
> dma_request_slave_channel_reason() as it was expected to return err code and
> add new users. Anyway users of this API do expect the reason...

Hrm, they are for different use.dma_request_slave_channel()/_reason() is for
drivers only working via DT or ACPI while
dma_request_slave_channel_compat()/_reason() is for drivers expected to run in
DT/ACPI or legacy mode as well.

I added the dma_request_slave_channel_compat_reason() because OMAP/daVinci
drivers are using this to request channels - they need to support DT and
legacy mode.

But it is doable to do this for both the non _compat and _compat version:
1. change all users to check IS_ERR_OR_NULL(chan)
return the PTR_ERR if not NULL, or do whatever the driver was doing in case
of chan == NULL.
2. change the non _compat and _compat versions to do the same as the _reason
variants, #define the _reason ones to the non _reason names
3. Rename the _reason use to non _reason function in drivers
4. Remove the #defines for the _reason functions
5. Change the IS_ERR_OR_NULL(chan) to IS_ERR(chan) in all drivers
The result:
Both dma_request_slave_channel() and dma_request_slave_channel_compat() will
return ERR_PTR in case of failure or in success they will return the pinter to

Is this what you were asking?
It is a bit broader than what this series was doing: taking care of
OMAP/daVinci drivers for deferred probing regarding to dmaengine ;)


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