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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 05/11] dmaengine: Introduce DMA-device device_caps callback
On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 11:45:03AM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 01:45:44AM +0300, Serge Semin wrote:
> > There are DMA devices (like ours version of Synopsys DW DMAC) which have
> > DMA capabilities non-uniformly redistributed between the device channels.
> > In order to provide a way of exposing the channel-specific parameters to
> > the DMA engine consumers, we introduce a new DMA-device callback. In case
> > if provided it gets called from the dma_get_slave_caps() method and is
> > able to override the generic DMA-device capabilities.
>

> In light of recent developments consider not to add 'slave' and a such words to the kernel.

As long as the 'slave' word is used in the name of the dma_slave_caps
structure and in the rest of the DMA-engine subsystem, it will be ambiguous
to use some else terminology. If renaming needs to be done, then it should be
done synchronously for the whole subsystem.

-Sergey

>
>
> --
> With Best Regards,
> Andy Shevchenko
>
>

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