[Linux-ia64] Re: 64 Bits DMA Addresses for Alloc Consistent Interfaces.

From: Grant Grundler <iod00d_at_hp.com>
Date: 2003-05-16 07:17:13
On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 01:19:40PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> Do not mix "must" parameters such as read/write protections with
> "it would be nice if" flag bits.

R/W "hints" is not required for ia64/parisc IOMMUs.
AFAIK, only swiotlb requires it and ZX1 IOMMU support has a one
performance optimization which makes use of R/W hint.

In short, "must" only applies to some subset of working platforms.

But in general I agree, hints should be useful to most architectures.
Having too many platform specific hints becomes hell for driver
writers.

grant
Received on Thu May 15 14:19:22 2003

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