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

From: Jes Sorensen <>
Date: 2003-05-18 02:44:52
>>>>> "David" == David S Miller <> writes:

David>    From: Jes Sorensen <> Date: 16 May
David> 2003 17:02:36 -0400

>    How does this patch look to you? It adds the generic code
> for setting the mask, it will then be up to Colin to fix the
> SGI SN2 specific code to honor it.
>    I also added a patch to the tg3 driver to set the mask as it
> seems to work just dandy with 64 bit consistent addresses.
David> I'd hate to say this but we probably need a
David> pci_consistent_dma_supported().

Hi Dave,

I thought about this one, but from the system's point of view, I don't
see a difference between being able to do 64 bit DMA to consistent
allocations and 64 bit DMA to dynamic allocations. I'd say this is a
host adapter/driver problem for descriptor limitations as you pointed

I am not strongly biased on this one, it just seems redundant to me.
I'll be happy to add it to the patch if you prefer that.

David> But this can wait and your patch is fine, EXCEPT the missing
David> documentation update :-)

I have an updated patch nearly ready, including fancy documentation
updates and Jeremy's fix to tg3.c. I will post this to linux-kernel

Received on Sat May 17 09:46:58 2003

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