[alsa-devel] [PATCH] dma: add new DMA control commands

Huang Shijie b32955 at freescale.com
Thu Oct 18 11:10:46 CEST 2012

于 2012年10月18日 16:52, Russell King - ARM Linux 写道:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 02:45:41PM +0800, Huang Shijie wrote:
>> 于 2012年10月18日 14:18, Vinod Koul 写道:
>>> Why cant you do start (prepare clock etc) when you submit the descriptor
>>> to dmaengine. Can be done in tx_submit callback.
>>> Similarly remove the clock when dma transaction gets completed.
>> I ever thought this method too.
>> But it will become low efficient in the following case:
>>    Assuming the gpmi-nand driver has to read out 1024 pages in one
>> _SINGLE_ read operation.
>> The gpmi-nand will submit the descriptor to dmaengine per page. So with
>> your method,
>> the system will repeat the enable/disable dma clock 1024 time. At every
>> enable/disable dma clock,
>> the system has to enable the clock chain and it's parents ...
> And what if you stop using clk_prepare_enable(), and prepare the clock
> when the channel is requested and only use clk_enable() in the tx_submit
yes. it's a little better.
There is nearly no difference between the clk_prepare_enable() and 
clk_enable() in actually.
the clk_gate2_ops does not have any @->prepare.

Huang Shijie

> method?

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