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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] sata_nv: fix ADMA ATAPI issues with memory over 4GB (v2)
    Hello, Robert.

    Robert Hancock wrote:
    > This fixes some problems with ATAPI devices on nForce4 controllers in ADMA
    > mode on systems with memory located above 4GB. We need to delay setting the
    > 64-bit DMA mask until the PRD table and padding buffer are allocated so that
    > they don't get allocated above 4GB and break legacy mode (which is needed for
    > ATAPI devices). Also, explicitly set a 32-bit DMA mask before allocating the
    > legacy buffers since setting the DMA mask affects both ports and we need to
    > ensure the second port's buffers are allocated properly (fixes a problem
    > with the previous version of this patch).
    > Signed-off-by: Robert Hancock <>
    > + /* Ensure DMA mask is set to 32-bit before allocating legacy PRD and
    > + pad buffers */
    > + pci_set_dma_mask(pdev, DMA_BIT_MASK(32));
    > + pci_set_consistent_dma_mask(pdev, DMA_BIT_MASK(32));
    > + pci_set_dma_mask(pdev, DMA_BIT_MASK(64));
    > + pci_set_consistent_dma_mask(pdev, DMA_BIT_MASK(64));

    I'm probably being paranoid here but please add error checks. Just
    checking return value and returning error suffices.


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