MDMA device tree configuration

Applicable for STM32MP13x lines, STM32MP15x lines

1 Article purpose[edit]

This article explains how to configure the MDMA internal peripheral when it is assigned to the Linux® OS. In that case, it is controlled by the Dmaengine overview.

The configuration is performed using the Device tree mechanism that provides a hardware description of the MDMA internal peripheral, used by the STM32 MDMA Linux driver and by the DMA framework.

Hardware description is a combination of:

  • STM32 MDMA peripheral
  • and STM32 MDMA client

2 DT bindings documentation[edit]

Complete device tree bindings can be found at this location: [1].

3 DT configuration[edit]

This hardware description is a combination of the STM32 microprocessor device tree files (.dtsi extension) and board device tree files (.dts extension). See the Device tree for an explanation of the device tree file split.

STM32CubeMX can be used to generate the board device tree. Refer to How to configure the DT using STM32CubeMX for more details.

3.1 DT configuration (STM32 level)[edit]

The STM32MP1 MDMA node is located

  • for STM32MP13x lines More info.png in stm32mp131.dtsi [2]
  • for STM32MP15x lines More info.png in stm32mp151.dtsi [3]

For example, at device level, the MDMA is declared as follows:

mdma1: dma@58000000 {
    compatible = "st,stm32h7-mdma";
    reg = <0x58000000 0x1000>;
    interrupts = <GIC_SPI 122 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>;
    clocks = <&rcc MDMA>;
    resets = <&scmi0_reset RST_SCMI0_MDMA>;
    #dma-cells = <6>;
    dma-channels = <32>;
    dma-requests = <48>;
Warning white.png Warning
This device tree part is related to STM32 microprocessors. It must be kept as is, without being modified by the end-user.

3.2 DT configuration (board level)[edit]

No board device tree configuration is required.
The whole configuration remains at STM32 level.

4 How to configure the DT using STM32CubeMX[edit]

The STM32CubeMX tool can be used to configure the STM32MPU device and get the corresponding platform configuration device tree files.
The STM32CubeMX may not support all the properties described in the above DT bindings documentation paragraph. If so, the tool inserts user sections in the generated device tree. These sections can then be edited to add some properties and they are preserved from one generation to another. Refer to STM32CubeMX user manual for further information.

5 References[edit]

Please refer to the following links for additional information: