On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 01:21:42PM +0200, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> > > +static unsigned long global_flags;
> > 
> > Is the restriction on concurrent DMA RX streams global or per-device?
> ? Each device has only one DMA RX channel. Hey Simon, you upstreamed
> this driver :) Or did I get the question wrong?

As I understand things this patch implements a restriction on concurrent
DMA RX streams for old SoCs, corresponding with a limitation in the

As the implementation stands it is global - only one DMA RX stream may
be in flight for the entire system. I am wondering if that is the right
granularity for the restriction. Perhaps it could be per-SDHI device,
allowing concurrent streams on different SDHI devices.

I think what you have is safe. But perhaps it could be relaxed.
I do not have any insights regarding the extent of the hardware
restriction (that I can recall at this time).

> > > + if (dir == DMA_FROM_DEVICE)
> > > +         clear_bit(SDHI_INTERNAL_DMAC_RX_IN_USE, &global_flags);
> > > +
> > 
> > Is clear_bit() expensive? If so it might be worth avoiding on SoCs that
> > don't have the restriction covered by this patch.
> It's an atoimc bitop, so maybe has a memory barrier. Hmm, the above
> version is better on the cache lines, though, if you don't have the
> restriction.
> Will think about it and make sure both clear_bit() are in sync.

Thanks, I don't feel strongly about this.

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