[alsa-devel] [PATCH 14/18] ASoC: davinci: Add edma dmaengine platform driver

Peter Ujfalusi peter.ujfalusi at ti.com
Thu Mar 13 14:03:00 CET 2014

On 03/13/2014 12:28 PM, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
>> +int edma_pcm_platform_register(struct device *dev)
>> +{
>> +    if (dev->of_node)
>> +        return snd_dmaengine_pcm_register(dev,
>> +                    &edma_dmaengine_pcm_config,
>> +                    SND_DMAENGINE_PCM_FLAG_NO_RESIDUE);
> Since the edma dmaengine driver implements the slave cap API there is no need
> to manually specify SND_DMAENGINE_PCM_FLAG_NO_RESIDUE manually. But since the
> edma driver sets the granularity to DMA_RESIDUE_GRANULARITY_DESCRIPTOR in this
> case the generic dmaengine will not set SND_DMAENGINE_PCM_FLAG_NO_RESIDUE
> automatically since it assumes that the dmaengine driver is capable of
> properly reporting the DMA position.

Hrm, I see. For eDMA I think we can support DMA_RESIDUE_GRANULARITY_SEGMENT
granularity. Since according to the documentation the _SEGMENT means that the
DMA position will be updated per periods, which is basically the same thing
what we are doing at the moment when the granularity is
>From ALSA point of view at least they are the same: neither of them can report
exact position, the DMA pointer jumps from period to period.

IMHO in the generic dmaengine PCM we should set the SNDRV_PCM_INFO_BATCH for
both cases.


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