DMA buffer synchronisation with ioremap()

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Wed Aug 2 05:51:15 EST 2006

On Mon, 2006-07-31 at 22:40 +0930, Phil Nitschke wrote:
> (I go no replies last week, so I'll try again, with less explanation...)
> If I master a DMA from a PCI device into a main memory buffer allocated
> with dma_alloc_noncoherent(), I need to synchronise the destination
> buffer using dma_sync_single_range_for_xxx() before and after the DMA.
> But if the buffer is a very large chunk of memory (reserved at boot
> time) which has been ioremap()-ed into the virtual address space, do I
> need to still synchronise that memory?

Maybe it's a better question for the linux-kernel list?


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