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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 4/7] dmaengine: stm32-dma: Add DMA/MDMA chaining support
On 10-10-18, 09:02, Pierre Yves MORDRET wrote:
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>
> On 10/10/2018 06:03 AM, Vinod wrote:
> > On 09-10-18, 10:40, Pierre Yves MORDRET wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> On 10/07/2018 06:00 PM, Vinod wrote:
> >>> On 28-09-18, 15:01, Pierre-Yves MORDRET wrote:
> >>>> This patch adds support of DMA/MDMA chaining support.
> >>>> It introduces an intermediate transfer between peripherals and STM32 DMA.
> >>>> This intermediate transfer is triggered by SW for single M2D transfer and
> >>>> by STM32 DMA IP for all other modes (sg, cyclic) and direction (D2M).
> >>>>
> >>>> A generic SRAM allocator is used for this intermediate buffer
> >>>> Each DMA channel will be able to define its SRAM needs to achieve chaining
> >>>> feature : (2 ^ order) * PAGE_SIZE.
> >>>> For cyclic, SRAM buffer is derived from period length (rounded on
> >>>> PAGE_SIZE).
> >>>
> >>> So IIUC, you chain two dma txns together and transfer data via an SRAM?
> >>
> >> Correct. one DMA is DMAv2 (stm32-dma) and the other is MDMA(stm32-mdma).
> >> Intermediate transfer is between device and memory.
> >> This intermediate transfer is using SDRAM.
> >
> > Ah so you use dma calls to setup mdma xtfers? I dont think that is a
> > good idea. How do you know you should use mdma for subsequent transfer?
> >
>
> When user bindings told to setup chaining intermediate MDMA transfers are always
> triggers.
> For instance if a user requests a Dev2Mem transfer with chaining. From client
> pov this is still a prep_slave_sg. Internally DMAv2 is setup in cyclic mode (in
> double buffer mode indeed => 2 buffer of PAGE_SIZE/2) and destination is SDRAM.
> DMAv2 will flip/flop on those 2 buffers.
> At the same time DMAv2 driver prepares a MDMA SG that will fetch data from those
> 2 buffers in SDRAM and fills final destination memory.

I am not able to follow is why does it need to be internal, why should
the client not set the two transfers and trigger them?

--
~Vinod

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