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SubjectRe: refactor dma_cache_sync V2
On 03/10/17 11:43, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> The dma_cache_sync routines is used to flush caches for memory returned
> by dma_alloc_attrs with the DMA_ATTR_NON_CONSISTENT flag (or previously
> from dma_alloc_noncoherent), but the requirements for it seems to be
> frequently misunderstood. dma_cache_sync is documented to be a no-op for
> allocations that do not have the DMA_ATTR_NON_CONSISTENT flag set, and
> yet a lot of architectures implement it in some way despite not
> This series removes a few abuses of dma_cache_sync for non-DMA API
> purposes, then changes all remaining architectures that do not implement
> DMA_ATTR_NON_CONSISTENT to implement dma_cache_sync as a no-op, and
> then adds the struct dma_map_ops indirection we use for all other
> DMA mapping operations to dma_cache_sync as well, thus removing all but
> two implementations of the function.
> Changes since V1:
> - drop the mips fd_cacheflush, merged via maintainer
> - spelling fix in last commit descriptions (thanks Geert)

For the series,

Reviewed-by: Robin Murphy <>

The MIPS DMA ops are a little fiddly, but I've satisfied myself that
CONFIG_DMA_NONCOHERENT and CONFIG_SWIOTLB are mutually exclusive for
Loongson64 such that patch #11 isn't missing anything.


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