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SubjectRe: USB mass storage and ARM cache coherency
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Am Dienstag, 16. Februar 2010 14:40:45 schrieb Shilimkar, Santosh:
> > > If the CPU writes to a DMA_FROM_DEVICE buffer between map and unmap, the
> > > writes can sit in the cache, and on unmap, they will be discarded.
> > >
> > > Cleaning the cache on unmap is not an option; that too can lead to DMA
> > > buffer corruption in the DMA case.
> >
> > I am afraid for these controllers the controller driver must be responsible
> > for all DMA and cache issues. Indicating the exact requirements to the
> > upper layer would be a battle already lost.
> > so the safe choice is not to set has_dma and the generic layer will leave
> > the issue to the lower level.
> This means don't use dma at all which will almost kill the performance.

Why would you be unable to map a buffer in the hcd driver when you know
that you'll use DMA?

Regards
Oliver


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