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SubjectRe: use the generic dma-noncoherent code for sh V2
Hi Rob,

CC Guennadi

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 6:21 PM Rob Landley <> wrote:
> On 07/24/2018 03:21 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 02:01:42PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >> can you review these patches to switch sh to use the generic
> >> dma-noncoherent code? All the requirements are in mainline already
> >> and we've switched various architectures over to it already.
> >
> > Ok, there is one more issue with this version. Wait for a new one
> > tomorrow.
> Speaking of DMA:
> I'm trying to wire up DMAEngine to an sh7760 board that uses platform data (and
> fix the smc91x.c driver to use DMAEngine without #ifdef arm), so I've been
> reading through all that stuff, but the docs seem kinda... thin?
> Is there something I should have read other than
> Documentation/driver-model/platform.txt,
> Documentation/dmaegine/{provider,client}.txt, then trying to picking through the
> source code and the sh7760 hardware pdf? (And watching the youtube video of
> Laurent Pinchart's 2014 ELC talk on DMA, Maxime Ripard's 2015 ELC overview of
> DMAEngine, the Xilinx video on DMAEngine...)
> At first I thought the SH_DMAE could initialize itself, but the probe function
> needs platform data, and although arch/sh/kernel/cpu/sh4a/setup-sh7722.c looks
> _kind_ of like a model I can crib from:
> A) "make ARCH=sh se7722_defconfig" results in a config with SH_DMA disabled??!?
> (This is why I use miniconfig instead of defconfig format, I'm assuming that's
> bit rot?)
> B) That platform data is supplying sh_dmae_slave_config preallocating slave
> channels to devices? (Does it have to? The docs gave me the impression the
> driver would dynamically request them and devices could even share. Wasn't that
> sort of the point of DMAEngine? Can my new board data _not_ do that? What's the
> minimum amount of micromanaging I have to do?)
> C) It's full of stuff like setting ts_low_shift to CHCR_TS_LOW_SHIFT where both
> grepping Docuemntation and Google "dmaengine ts_low_shift" are unhelpful.
> What I'd really like is a "hello world" version of DMAEngine somewhere I can
> build and run on a supported qemu target, to set up _one_ channel with a block
> device or something using it. I can't tell what's optional, or what the minimal
> version of this looks like.

I have no experience with DMA on SH, only with DMA on (DT-based) Renesas
ARM SoCs. But I believe the DMA engines are somewhat similar.

I don't know if all pieces to support DMA were ever upstreamed.
See e.g. commit 219fb0c1436e4893 ("serial: sh-sci: Remove the platform data
dma slave rx/tx channel IDs").

Perhaps Guennadi knows/remembers?



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