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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] RFC: kills consistent_dma_mask
    On Maw, 2003-08-19 at 10:03, Jes Sorensen wrote:
    > That would be totally messy. Having drivers do the accounting of what
    > mask is currently set and have them switch back and forth depending on
    > what type of allocation is currently being used would be a nightmare
    > to debug.

    It is messy, but the consistent mask only helps a small subset of cases.
    Having an __pci_alloc_foo that took the mask as an argument is (a)
    trivial (b) adds almost no code (c) solves the general case problem.

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