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SubjectRe: [PATCH] spi: spi-sun6i: implement DMA-based transfer mode
On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 11:52:34AM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 1:43 AM Alexander Kochetkov <al.kochet@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > > 19 окт. 2020 г., в 11:21, Maxime Ripard <maxime@cerno.tech> написал(а):
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 06:47:40PM +0300, Alexander Kochetkov wrote:
> > >> DMA-based transfer will be enabled if data length is larger than FIFO size
> > >> (64 bytes for A64). This greatly reduce number of interrupts for
> > >> transferring data.
> > >>
> > >> For smaller data size PIO mode will be used. In PIO mode whole buffer will
> > >> be loaded into FIFO.
> > >>
> > >> If driver failed to request DMA channels then it fallback for PIO mode.
> > >>
> > >> Tested on SOPINE (https://www.pine64.org/sopine/)
> > >>
> > >> Signed-off-by: Alexander Kochetkov <al.kochet@gmail.com>
> > >
> > > Thanks for working on this, it's been a bit overdue
> >
> > Hi, Maxime!
> >
> > We did custom A64 based computation module for our product.
> > Do you mean that A64 is obsolete or EOL product?
> > If so, can you recommend active replacement for A64 from Allwinner same price?
>
> I believe what Maxime meant was that DMA transfer for SPI is a long
> sought-after feature, but no one had finished it.

Yeah, that's what I meant :)

Maxime
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