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From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Nipun Gupta <nipun.gupta@nxp.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] drivers: remove force dma flag from buses
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:49:24 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180321174924.GA11141@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <HE1PR0401MB2425644F72A063ED42B79D5FE6AA0@HE1PR0401MB2425.eurprd04.prod.outlook.com>

On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 04:28:46PM +0000, Nipun Gupta wrote:
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Greg KH [mailto:gregkh@linuxfoundation.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 15:05
> > To: Nipun Gupta <nipun.gupta@nxp.com>
> > Cc: robin.murphy@arm.com; hch@lst.de; linux@armlinux.org.uk;
> > m.szyprowski@samsung.com; bhelgaas@google.com; zajec5@gmail.com;
> > andy.gross@linaro.org; david.brown@linaro.org; dan.j.williams@intel.com;
> > vinod.koul@intel.com; thierry.reding@gmail.com; robh+dt@kernel.org;
> > frowand.list@gmail.com; jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com;
> > rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com; dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com; johan@kernel.org;
> > msuchanek@suse.de; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; iommu@lists.linux-
> > foundation.org; linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org; linux-arm-
> > msm@vger.kernel.org; linux-soc@vger.kernel.org; dmaengine@vger.kernel.org;
> > dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org; linux-tegra@vger.kernel.org;
> > devicetree@vger.kernel.org; linux-pci@vger.kernel.org; Bharat Bhushan
> > <bharat.bhushan@nxp.com>; Leo Li <leoyang.li@nxp.com>
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] drivers: remove force dma flag from buses
> > 
> > On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 12:25:23PM +0530, Nipun Gupta wrote:
> > > With each bus implementing its own DMA configuration callback,
> > > there is no need for bus to explicitly have force_dma in its
> > > global structure. This patch modifies of_dma_configure API to
> > > accept an input parameter which specifies if implicit DMA
> > > configuration is required even when it is not described by the
> > > firmware.
> > 
> > Having to "remember" what that bool variable means on the end of the
> > function call is a royal pain over time, right?
> > 
> > Why not just create a new function:
> > 	dma_common_configure_force(dma)
> > that always does this?  Leave "dma_common_configure()" alone, and then
> > wrap the old code with these two helper functions that call the 'core'
> > code with the bool set properly?
> > 
> > That way you do not have to "know" what that parameter is, the function
> > name just documents it automatically, so when you see it in the
> > bus-specific code, no need to go and have to hunt for anything.  And if
> > you are reading the dma core code, it's obvious what is happening as the
> > functions are all right there.
> 
> How about we do not pass any flag in 'dma_common_configure()', and inside this
> API we pass "true" to 'of_dma_configure()'? I am saying this because currently
> both the busses (platform and AMBA) which uses 'dma_common_configure()' passes
> "true" value. If we create additional 'dma_common_configure_force()', then
> 'dma_common_configure()' will not be used anytime and will become redundant.
> 
> If someday new busses come and they needs to use similar functionality which
> 'dma_common_configure()' provides, but with passing "false" to 'of_dma_configure()',
> then what you suggests of having two separate such API's will be more reasonable
> and can be implemented?

If that makes things "simple", yes, sounds good.

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2018-03-21 17:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-12 15:24 [PATCH] dma-mapping: move dma configuration to bus infrastructure Nipun Gupta
2018-03-12 16:44 ` Sinan Kaya
2018-03-13  4:22   ` Nipun Gupta
2018-03-13  7:27     ` hch
2018-03-13  7:34 ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-03-13 15:59   ` Nipun Gupta
2018-03-14  9:03     ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-03-13 11:35 ` Robin Murphy
2018-03-13 16:11   ` Nipun Gupta
2018-03-14  9:02   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-03-13 21:53 ` kbuild test robot
2018-03-13 21:53 ` [RFC PATCH] dma-mapping: platform_dma_configure() can be static kbuild test robot
2018-03-14  5:48 ` [dma] 9a019f4251: BUG:unable_to_handle_kernel kernel test robot
2018-03-21  6:55 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] dma-mapping: move dma configuration to bus infrastructure Nipun Gupta
2018-03-21  6:55   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] drivers: remove force dma flag from buses Nipun Gupta
2018-03-21  9:35     ` Greg KH
2018-03-21 16:28       ` Nipun Gupta
2018-03-21 17:49         ` Greg KH [this message]
2018-03-22  8:19     ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-03-22 15:13       ` Nipun Gupta
2018-03-23 16:09     ` kbuild test robot
2018-03-23 17:41     ` kbuild test robot
2018-03-21  7:19   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] dma-mapping: move dma configuration to bus infrastructure Bharat Bhushan
2018-03-21  7:29     ` Nipun Gupta
2018-03-22  8:17     ` hch
2018-03-21  9:29   ` Greg KH
2018-03-21 16:13     ` Nipun Gupta
2018-03-22  8:15   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-03-22 15:05     ` Nipun Gupta
2018-03-24  9:25   ` kbuild test robot
2018-03-30  7:15 ` [PATCH] " Christoph Hellwig
2018-03-30  7:17   ` Nipun Gupta
2018-03-30  9:05   ` Greg KH
2018-03-30  7:54 ` [PATCH v3 1/2] " Nipun Gupta
2018-03-30  7:54   ` [PATCH v3 2/2] drivers: remove force dma flag from buses Nipun Gupta
2018-04-09 20:27     ` Rob Herring
2018-04-10 19:21     ` Bjorn Helgaas
2018-04-10 19:20   ` [PATCH v3 1/2] dma-mapping: move dma configuration to bus infrastructure Bjorn Helgaas
2018-04-23 12:56     ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-04-23 12:56   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-04-27 17:10     ` Nipun Gupta
2018-04-28  2:51 ` [PATCH v4 " Nipun Gupta
2018-04-28  2:51   ` [PATCH v4 2/2] drivers: remove force dma flag from buses Nipun Gupta
2018-05-01 12:34     ` Rob Herring
2018-05-03 16:36     ` Vinod Koul
2018-04-30 10:41   ` [PATCH v4 1/2] dma-mapping: move dma configuration to bus infrastructure Thierry Reding
2018-05-03 12:21     ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-05-03 12:21   ` Christoph Hellwig

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