[alsa-devel] [PATCH RFC 3/8] ASoC: davinci-mcasp: Get DMA related properties from DT

Jyri Sarha oku at iki.fi
Wed Sep 11 13:48:19 CEST 2013

On 2013-09-09 18:25, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 06:12:14PM +0300, oku at iki.fi wrote:
> From: Jyri Sarha <jsarha at ti.com>
> This patch adds new DMA related properties to mcasp DT bindings. The
> new properties may not be needed after davinci audio is updated to use
> dmaengine.
> How hard is it going to be to convert to dmaengine or to open code
> something that works with the standard bindings even if the
> implementation is open coded?  I'm not enthusiastic about adding
> temporary bindings, I'm not sure the DT maintainers would be either.

I have not studied the code enough to give a good work estimate about
the conversion, but at least the current EDMA driver would need cyclic
mode to be implemented before the conversion would be possible. It may
also be difficult to make sure all the old davinci HW using the same
code would still work after the change. In any case I do not think the
conversion is going to be made anytime soon (read: in time for v3.13).

However, after taking a another look at the added DT bindings, I think
we could survive with mcasp dma register addresses only for now. To my
understanding those are anyway need in mcasp node. In DT boot the
mcasp EDMA event queue could be hardcoded to the highest priority for

How does this sound?

Best regards,

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