Re: [PATCH 01/11] dma: imx-sdma: make channel0 operations atomic

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On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 03:52:10PM +0530, Vinod Koul wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 16:41 +0800, Richard Zhao wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 01:51:40PM +0530, Vinod Koul wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 15:02 +0800, Richard Zhao wrote:
> > > > device_prep_dma_cyclic may be call in audio trigger function which is
> > > > atomic context, so we make it atomic too.
> > > No this is wrong behavior. You should not call dma prepare functions in
> > > any of the sound trigger calls. It would make sense to move this in
> > > sound prepare callback.
> > Then, could you please doc it somewhere? I think I'm not the only one
> > confused.
> See the soc-dmaengine.c for correct behavior!
Do you mean sound/soc/soc-dmaengine-pcm.c ? It's where it calls dma
prepare in trigger function.
snd_dmaengine_pcm_trigger --> dmaengine_pcm_prepare_and_submit -->
dmaengine_prep_dma_cyclic

> I can document only dmaengine behavior (which is already there)
Sure, I mean, can you doc in include/linux/dmaengine.h that
dmaengine_prep_xxx may sleep?

> and not
> how each subsystem should use this. People is subsystems need to see how
> to use the dmaengine APIs sanely

Thanks
Richard
> 
> 
> -- 
> ~Vinod
> 
> 


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