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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Allow to use DMA_CTRL_REUSE flag for all channel types
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Hi Vinod,

On Mon, 2017-05-01 at 11:21 +0530, Vinod Koul wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 04:37:46PM +0300, Eugeniy Paltsev wrote:
> > In the current implementation dma_get_slave_caps is used to check
> > state of descriptor_reuse option. But dma_get_slave_caps includes
> > check if the channel supports slave transactions.
> > So DMA_CTRL_REUSE flag can be set (even for MEM-TO-MEM tranfers)
> > only if channel supports slave transactions.
> >
> > Now we can use DMA_CTRL_REUSE flag for all channel types.
> > Also it allows to test reusing mechanism with simply mem-to-mem dma
> > test.
>
> We do not want to allow that actually. Slave is always treated as a
> special
> case, so resue was allowed.
>
> With memcpy the assumptions are different and clients can do reuse.

Could you please clarify why don't we want to allow use DMA_CTRL_REUSE
for mem-to-mem transfers?

Reusing of mem-to-mem (MEMCPY and DMA_SG) descriptors will work fine on
virt-dma based drivers.

Anyway the current implementation behaviour is quite strange:
If channel supports *slave* transfers DMA_CTRL_REUSE can be set to
slave and *mem-to-mem* transfers.

And, of course, we can pass DMA_CTRL_REUSE flag to device_prep_dma_sg
or device_prep_dma_memcpy directly without checks.

> >
> > Signed-off-by: Eugeniy Paltsev <Eugeniy.Paltsev@synopsys.com>
> > ---
> >  include/linux/dmaengine.h | 6 +-----
> >  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/dmaengine.h b/include/linux/dmaengine.h
> > index 5336808..92cf8b0 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/dmaengine.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/dmaengine.h
> > @@ -1376,11 +1376,7 @@ static inline int dma_get_slave_caps(struct
> > dma_chan *chan,
> >  
> >  static inline int dmaengine_desc_set_reuse(struct
> > dma_async_tx_descriptor *tx)
> >  {
> > - struct dma_slave_caps caps;
> > -
> > - dma_get_slave_caps(tx->chan, &caps);
> > -
> > - if (caps.descriptor_reuse) {
> > + if (tx->chan->device->descriptor_reuse) {
> >   tx->flags |= DMA_CTRL_REUSE;
> >   return 0;
> >   } else {
> > -- 
> > 2.9.3
> >
> > --
--
 Eugeniy Paltsev
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