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SubjectRe: [PATCH] megaraid driver update for 2.4.0-test10
>>>>> "dalecki" == dalecki  <> writes:

A few questions after scanning through your patch, it's likely I
missed something but I am kind acurious.

dalecki> The attached patch does the following: 1. Merge the most
dalecki> current version (aka: 1.08) of the MegaRAID driver from AMI
dalecki> in to the most current kernel (2.4.0-test10 and friends).

Hmmm I don't get it why you changed the return type of the
readl/writel macros to return unsigned long rather than u32 - is there
a reason for this other than to get sign extension?

dalecki> 3. Fix the virt_to_phys mapping for scatter-gather transfers
dalecki> as well as some other minor tidups here and there.

What are you trying to achieve there? You run virt_to_phys() on a user
space address as far as I can read and stick it into something
labelled xferaddr? Normally you should never need the physical address
in a device driver unless you want to play with page table settings or
the like. If the address is to be handed to a DMA engine you should
never take the physical address, but rather use virt_to_bus() or even
better use the new 2.3+ PCI DMA API (pci_map_single()).

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