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SubjectRe: dmatest no longer works on ARC SDP with DW DMAC
On Wed, 2016-08-10 at 11:06 +0000, Eugeniy Paltsev wrote:
> dmatest on ARC SDP with DW DMAC became broken after df5c7386
> ("dmaengine: dw: some Intel devices has no memcpy support") and
> 30cb2639 ("dmaengine: dw: don't override platform data with autocfg")
> commits.
> * After df5c7386 commit "DMA_MEMCPY" capability option doesn't
> get set correctly in platform driver version.
> * After 30cb2639 commit
> "data_width" and "nollp" parameters don't get set correctly in
> platform
> driver version.
> This happens because in old driver version there are three sources 
> of parameters: pdata, device tree and autoconfig hardware registers. 
> Some parameters were read from pdata and others from autoconfig
> hardware registers. If pdata was absent some pdata structure 
> fields were filled with parameters from device tree. But 30cb2639
> commit disabled overriding pdata with autocfg, so if we use platform
> driver version without pdata some parameters will not be set.

Yes, that's correct behaviour right now. You have to provide platform
code which registers device with all platform data provided.

> I'm wondering what would be the best way to fix this situation?

Ideally we have to switch to use built-in device properties
(drivers/base/property.c) and platform code in your case has to provide

> Should we strictly read parameters from only one source (pdata/device
> tree/autoconfig) or we may mix some of them (for example getting
> missing data from autoconf regs)?

See above.

Andy Shevchenko <>
Intel Finland Oy

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