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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 1/3] dmaengine: ptdma: Initial driver for the AMD PTDMA
On 18-03-21, 16:16, Sanjay R Mehta wrote:
> >> +#include <linux/delay.h>
> >> +#include <linux/interrupt.h>
> >> +#include <linux/kernel.h>
> >> +#include <linux/kthread.h>
> >> +#include <linux/module.h>
> >> +#include <linux/pci_ids.h>
> >> +#include <linux/pci.h>
> >> +#include <linux/spinlock.h>
> >> +#include <linux/sched.h>
> >
> > why do you need sched.h here?
> >
> >> +
> >> +#include "ptdma.h"
> >> +
> >> +/* Ever-increasing value to produce unique unit numbers */
> >> +static atomic_t pt_ordinal;
> >
> > What is the need of that?
> >
>

[please wrap your emails within 80 chars]

> The "pt_ordinal" is incremented for each DMA instances and its number
> is used only to assign device name for each instances. This same
> device name is passed as a string parameter in many places in code
> like while using request_irq(), dma_pool_create() and in debugfs.

Why do you need that, why not use device name which is unique..?

> Also, I have implemented all of the comments for this patch except
> this. if this is fine, will send the next version for review.

Am not sure I remember all the comments I gave, it has been _quite_ a
while since the feedback was provided. In order to have effective review
it would be great to revert back on a reasonable timeline and discuss...

Thanks
--
~Vinod

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