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SubjectRE: [PATCH 05/18] ioat2+: add fence support
Williams, Dan J wrote:
> In preparation for adding more operation types to the ioat3 path the
> driver needs to honor the DMA_PREP_FENCE flag. For example the async_tx api
> will hand xor->memcpy->xor chains to the driver with the 'fence' flag set on
> the first xor and the memcpy operation. This flag in turn sets the 'fence'
> flag in the descriptor control field telling the hardware that future
> descriptors in the chain depend on the result of the current descriptor, so
> wait for all writes to complete before starting the next operation.
> Note that ioat1 does not prefetch the descriptor chain, so does not
> require/support fenced operations.
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>
> ---

Signed-off-by: Maciej Sosnowski <>

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