Re: ia64 implementation of lib/iomap.c

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2004-10-27 03:06:51
On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> I'm pretty sure this is the case.  In fact when I last discussed this with 
> Linus he indicated that an ioread shouldn't guarantee DMA completion either, 
> which would mean we could reuse the read_relaxed stuff to implement it.

.. but other people disagreed with me.  I think the consensus was that DMA 
completion _should_ be honoured, but if SGI knows that their machines are
not doing it right, and take on the responsibility for fixing drivers, 
that's _their_ problem. You only need to care about a few drivers, after 

In short, I think of that DMA completion issue as a SGI-private
optimization, and _not_ a general rule.

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