[alsa-devel] [PATCH v4] ALSA: Add SoC on-chip internal memory support for DMA buffer allocation

Nicolin Chen b42378 at freescale.com
Thu Oct 17 03:54:32 CEST 2013

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:46:58PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:33:52PM +0200, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
> > On 10/16/2013 01:58 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> > > Also is iram the best name?  It makes me think of the dedicated fast
> > > instruction RAM that some processors have.  sram perhaps (for static
> > > RAM)?
> > Using IRAM (internal SRAM) for this seems to be quite popular (`grep IRAM
> > arch/arm -r`). Existing devicetree bindings also seem to use the 'iram'
> > property to refer to the on-chip SRAM
> > (Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/coda.txt). It's probably a good
> > idea to stay consistent with the existing bindings.
> Oh, I wonder when that changed - it always used to get called SRAM (or
> TCM when that was what was used).

Do I still need to change the name to SRAM? I think both name make sense to me.
I use IRAM just because using different name for phandle and macro/functions
might confuse people when reviewing the patch. But it looks like IRAM is still
not the perfect choice.

Looking forward to your reply,
Nicolin Chen

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