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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Improve pci_alloc_consistent wrapper on preemptive kernels
    On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 16:02, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > We're paying for past sins here. I think it would be better to create a
    > new version of pci_alloc_consistent() which takes gfp_flags, then migrate
    > the drivers you care about to use it. That way the benefit is available on
    > non-preempt kernels too.
    > The ultimate aim of course would be to deprecate then remove the old
    > function.

    True, that's why it was added for dma_alloc_coherent().

    Is there any need for a new wrapper? Why not just use
    dma_alloc_coherent() from now on?


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