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    SubjectRe: Query: DMA Engine support in make oldconfig
    On Fri, 01 Sep 2006 14:18:23 +1000 Grant Coady wrote:

    > Hi there,
    >
    > make oldconfig from 2.6.17.11 to 2.6.18-rc5: This help text doesn't say
    > what the right choice should be? Unclear to me anyway, so I take the
    > default, is that bad for an x86 32-bit box?
    > "
    > * DMA Engine support
    > *
    > Support for DMA engines (DMA_ENGINE) [N/y/?] (NEW) ?
    >
    > DMA engines offload copy operations from the CPU to dedicated
    > hardware, allowing the copies to happen asynchronously.
    > "

    I would guess that you don't have any hardware that is
    supported, so enabling it will just use a little memory
    (or at least that's all it should do -- not hurt anything
    else).

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    ~Randy
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