GSoC: Generic DMA engine framework
raj at semihalf.com
Mon May 3 20:31:19 UTC 2010
On 2010-05-03, at 21:51, Kristof Provost wrote:
> On 2010-04-30 19:44:45 (+0200), Jakub Klama <jceel at semihalf.com> wrote:
>> This summer I'll add generic mechanism for using general purpose
>> DMA engines found in embedded system-on-chip devices. This will make
>> possible to schedule transfers from kernel and userspace and will
>> allow to use DMA in other devices using systemwide DMA engine.
>> My earlier experience with kernel development was writing FreeBSD/arm
>> port to TI DaVinci Digital-media system-on-chip - more details here: .
>> Development of this project will be done also on DaVinci - I'll provide
>> implementation of its DMA engine as well as example DMA-enabled device
>> driver - DaVinci's SD/MMC controller (current implementation uses only
>> PIO transfers).
>> You can read more details here: http://wiki.freebsd.org/SOC2010JakubKlama
>> I will appreciate your comments and suggestions about this project.
> This looks like a very interesting project. I'm quite interested in
> seeing the idam(4) driver as I'm working on a driver for the hardware
> crypto engine in the 88F5182 (and later the 88F6xxx I hope) and it'd be
> much improved by DMA support.
Not sure how far you went with the crypto engine work, but be advised we already have completed the CESA driver, only I haven't managed to commit the code yet.. Let me know if you'd like to see / test drive this.
BTW: out of curiousity, what is the platform based on 88F5281 you're using?
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