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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Improve pci_alloc_consistent wrapper on preemptive kernels
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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?

James


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