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SubjectRe: Proposal: Eliminate GFP_DMA
On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 03:24:58PM +0000, 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_*

umm. are you volunteering to convert drivers/net/macmace.c to the pci_*
API then? also, GFP_DMA is used on, eg, s390 to get memory below 2GB and
on ia64 to get memory below 4GB.

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