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SubjectRe: Proposal: Eliminate GFP_DMA
On 28 Feb 2003, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 14:12, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > i'm not the kind of person who just changes the header file and breaks all
> > the drivers. plan:
> >
> > - Add the GFP_ATOMIC_DMA & GFP_KERNEL_DMA definitions
> > - Change the drivers
> > - Delete the GFP_DMA definition
>
> Needless pain for people maintaining cross release drivers. Save it for
> 2.7 where we should finally do the honourable deed given x86-64 may well
> be mainstream, and simply remove GFP_DMA and expect people to use
> pci_*

But why drivers of ISA bus devices with DMA should use pci_* functions?

I'm personally wouldn't have too much pain with GFP_DMA because I have
compatibility headers and proposed change for them is tiny.

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