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From: Rob Herring <>
To: Peter Ujfalusi <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] dt-bindings: dma: Add documentation for DMA domains
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:36:28 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 02:50:35PM +0300, Peter Ujfalusi wrote:
> On systems where multiple DMA controllers available, non Slave (for example
> memcpy operation) users can not be described in DT as there is no device
> involved from the DMA controller's point of view, DMA binding is not usable.
> However in these systems still a peripheral might need to be serviced by or
> it is better to serviced by specific DMA controller.
> When a memcpy is used to/from a memory mapped region for example a DMA in the
> same domain can perform better.
> For generic software modules doing mem 2 mem operations it also matter that
> they will get a channel from a controller which is faster in DDR to DDR mode
> rather then from the first controller happen to be loaded.
> This property is inherited, so it may be specified in a device node or in any
> of its parent nodes.

If a device needs mem2mem dma, I think we should just use the existing 
dma binding. The provider will need a way to define cell values which 
mean mem2mem.

For generic s/w, it should be able to query the dma speed or get a 
preferred one IMO. It's not a DT problem.

We measure memcpy speeds at boot time to select the fastest 
implementation for a chip, why not do that for mem2mem DMA?

> Signed-off-by: Peter Ujfalusi <>
> ---
>  .../devicetree/bindings/dma/dma-domain.yaml   | 88 +++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 88 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/dma/dma-domain.yaml

Note that you have several errors in your schema. Run 'make dt_bindings_check'.


  reply	other threads:[~2019-09-13 14:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-10 11:50 [PATCH 0/3] dmaengine: Support for DMA domain controllers Peter Ujfalusi
2019-09-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 1/3] dt-bindings: dma: Add documentation for DMA domains Peter Ujfalusi
2019-09-13 14:36   ` Rob Herring [this message]
2019-09-16 11:21     ` Peter Ujfalusi
2019-09-24 13:56       ` Peter Ujfalusi
2019-09-24 14:44       ` Rob Herring
2019-10-04 15:56         ` Peter Ujfalusi
2019-09-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2/3] dmaengine: of_dma: Function to look up the DMA domain of a client Peter Ujfalusi
2019-09-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 3/3] dmaengine: Support for requesting channels preferring DMA domain controller Peter Ujfalusi

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