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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] Add API for weak DMA masks
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On Thursday 01 May 2008 19:22:55 Jesse Barnes wrote:
> On Thursday, May 01, 2008 10:16 am Michael Buesch wrote:
> > Ok, will redo the patches with that added and the name changed.
> >
> > > Most drivers just do the fallback themselves, right?
> >
> > Right.
> >
> > > So it makes sense to
> > > just update the current code to fallback, and update drivers wanting
> > > specific mask values to check afterwards. I hate to inflict that kind of
> > > driver wide update on Michael though... :)
> >
> > Well, that's a lot of work and I'm not sure it's worth it.
> > I could live with having dma_set_mask as an API that fails on bad masks
> > and dma_request_mask as an API above that which retries. I think that's
> > just fine. Drivers can be migrated over time to the new API (or not. That
> > can be the driver maintainer's choice).
>
> Can you also update the docs with the new call, indicating that it should
> probably used in all but special cases?

Yeah sure. Forgot that.

--
Greetings Michael.


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