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SubjectRe: [PATCH] export ia64_max_cacheline_size
On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 02:55:34PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Can we please move dma_get_cache_alignment() out of line instead?
>
> It's a single statement! It wants to be inlined.
>
> > Always export sane APIs instead of random internals.
>
> The exported API is dma_get_cache_alignment(). For internal implementation
> reasons we need to export an ia64 symbol to modules to support it. That
> kinda sucks, but I don't think that we need to compromise kernel size and
> performance because of it.

It's an API used only in slow pathes. It's much better to enforce modularity
in that case.
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