Problems with dma_alloc_coherent()

Eugene Surovegin ebs at
Fri Apr 2 08:00:18 EST 2004

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 03:52:20PM -0500, Michael R. Zucca wrote:
> >I think we should add such info to a structure which describes the _bus_,
> >not
> >_device_.
> >I'm not "new-device-model" guru, so I cannot comment _how_ this can be
> >implemented though :)
> A bus description alone is not sufficient. A generic DMA API should take
> both a source and destination device.

well, DMA API we are talking about handles only device <-> system memory, so
only _one_ device (which is currently done) is need.

> Between any two sources and
> destinations there may be several intervening bridges, which potentially
> means programming those bridges and/or doing several address translations.

In case of several bridges, I think it's simpler just to assign _different_
buses for each bus connected by a bridge.


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