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SubjectRe: [discuss] Re: [patch 2.6.13] x86_64: implement dma_sync_single_range_for_{cpu,device}
On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 03:14:34AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Monday 29 August 2005 23:48, John W. Linville wrote:

> > 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.

Thanks. That is more helpful than the previous message.

I was leery of disturbing the swiotlb_* API needlessly, especially
since that involves ia64 as well. But if you think that would be
better, then I'll work in that direction.

Patches to follow...


P.S. BTW, "dumb" is a term that is both subjective and perjorative.
IMHO, it is "dumb" to use the word "dumb" in public discourse...
John W. Linville
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