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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 05/11] dmaengine: Introduce DMA-device device_caps callback

On 7/10/2020 2:38 AM, Serge Semin wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 11:45:03AM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 01:45:44AM +0300, Serge Semin wrote:
>>> There are DMA devices (like ours version of Synopsys DW DMAC) which have
>>> DMA capabilities non-uniformly redistributed between the device channels.
>>> In order to provide a way of exposing the channel-specific parameters to
>>> the DMA engine consumers, we introduce a new DMA-device callback. In case
>>> if provided it gets called from the dma_get_slave_caps() method and is
>>> able to override the generic DMA-device capabilities.
>> In light of recent developments consider not to add 'slave' and a such words to the kernel.
> As long as the 'slave' word is used in the name of the dma_slave_caps
> structure and in the rest of the DMA-engine subsystem, it will be ambiguous
> to use some else terminology. If renaming needs to be done, then it should be
> done synchronously for the whole subsystem.

What about just calling it dma_device_caps? Consider this is a useful function
not only slave DMA will utilize this. I can see this being useful for some of my
future code with idxd driver.

> -Sergey
>> --
>> With Best Regards,
>> Andy Shevchenko

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