Re: [patch 2.6.14-rc2 0/5] swiotlb maintenance and x86_64 dma_sync_single_range_for_{cpu,device}

From: John W. Linville <linville_at_tuxdriver.com>
Date: 2005-09-27 07:54:50
On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 03:33:26PM -0600, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 05:01:19PM -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
> > In this round, the new location for swiotlb is driver/pci/swiotlb.c.
> > This is the result of discussions on lkml pointing-out that swiotlb is
> > closely related to PCI.
> 
> Uh?  It implements DMA services, which aren't limited to PCI at all.
> Despite the file including <linux.pci.h> and <asm/pci.h> (which should
> probably both be removed), there's not a single PCI-related function in
> this file.  You originally moved it to lib/ which made much more sense.

Well, now, this is a quandry isn't it...  Actually, I'm inclined to
agree with you.

Tony, et al., care to restate your reasoning for moving it under
drivers/pci?

John
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John W. Linville
linville@tuxdriver.com
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