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Subject[PATCH] [RFC] dmaengine: add fifo_size member
During the DMA transfers from memory to I/O, it was observed that transfers
were inconsistent and resulted in glitches for audio playback. It happened
because fifo size on DMA did not match with slave channel configuration.

currently 'dma_slave_config' structure does not have a field for fifo size.
Hence the platform pcm driver cannot pass the fifo size as a slave_config.
Note that 'snd_dmaengine_dai_dma_data' structure has fifo_size field which
cannot be used to pass the size info. This patch introduces fifo_size field
and the same can be populated on slave side. Users can set required size
for slave peripheral (multiple channels can be independently running with
different fifo sizes) and the corresponding sizes are programmed through
dma_slave_config on DMA side.

Request for feedback/suggestions.

Signed-off-by: Sameer Pujar <>
include/linux/dmaengine.h | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/dmaengine.h b/include/linux/dmaengine.h
index d49ec5c..9ec198b 100644
--- a/include/linux/dmaengine.h
+++ b/include/linux/dmaengine.h
@@ -351,6 +351,8 @@ enum dma_slave_buswidth {
* @slave_id: Slave requester id. Only valid for slave channels. The dma
* slave peripheral will have unique id as dma requester which need to be
* pass as slave config.
+ * @fifo_size: Fifo size value. The dma slave peripheral can configure required
+ * fifo size and the same needs to be passed as slave config.
* This struct is passed in as configuration data to a DMA engine
* in order to set up a certain channel for DMA transport at runtime.
@@ -376,6 +378,7 @@ struct dma_slave_config {
u32 dst_port_window_size;
bool device_fc;
unsigned int slave_id;
+ u32 fifo_size;

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