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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 05/11] dmaengine: Introduce DMA-device device_caps callback
On 10-07-20, 12:38, Serge Semin wrote:
> 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.

Right, I have plans to tackle that during next merge window and have
started changes. Thankfully slave_dma can be replaced by peripheral dma
easily. But getting that in would be tricky as we need to change users
too.

--
~Vinod

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