[Linux-ia64] Re: PCI DAC routines for SN

From: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2002-04-23 09:40:14
On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 04:07:33PM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
> Oh man, what a mess!  Have you checked with Dave Miller?  I suspect
> he might not like this.  I'm not terribly fond of it either as it

He was the one that implemented it I thought.  His assertion was that
since most chipsets don't handle 64 bit coherent allocations well, the
consistent interface should be forced to return a 32 bit address (is
that right Dave?).  I don't mind that as long as we add a DAC
consistent call, otherwise I'd like to leave it up to the platform
(i.e. ia64/sn could return a 64 bit address and sparc64 could do 32).

> makes it even more confusing as to when to use the DAC interface.  I'd
> rather see a separate "alloc_consistent" routine, which doesn't isn't
> on <4GB addresses.

I agree, Cc'ing Dave Miller.

Received on Tue Apr 23 10:34:16 2002

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