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SubjectRe: [discuss] Re: [patch 2.6.13] x86_64: implement dma_sync_single_range_for_{cpu,device}
On Monday 29 August 2005 23:48, John W. Linville wrote:

> Perhaps...but I think that sounds more like a discussion of _how_ to
> implement the API, rather than _whether_ it should be implemented.
> Using some new variant of the swiotlb_* API might be appropriate
> for the x86_64 implementation. But, since this is a portable API,
> I don't think calling the (apparently Intel-specific) swiotlb_*
> functions would be an appropriate replacement.

What I meant is that instead of the dumb implementation you did
it would be better to implement it in swiotlb_* too and copy
only the requested byte range there and then call these new
functions from the x86-64 wrapper.

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