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SubjectRe: Confirmation request about new 2.4.x. kernel limits
On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 12:35:02PM -0500, Venkatesh Ramamurthy wrote:
>
> > Problem is that it needs a driver interface change and cooperation from
> > the
> > drivers.
> [Venkatesh Ramamurthy] Atleast the spec for this new interface,
> that the driver has to support be prepared? Once this is done we can port
> driver by driver to this new standard.

AFAIK there is no spec yet. Just supporting 64bit DMA on 32bit hosts would
probably only minor changes (like pushing the dma_mask flag a bit more out so
that it is visible by scsi or ll_rw_blk), but 2.5 will probably also see more
extensive changes for block drivers, like moving them to kiovecs.

Your input would be probably welcome.

-Andi
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