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SubjectRe: [IA64] swiotlb abstraction (e.g. for Xen)
On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 09:32:54AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 07:59:18AM +0000, Linux Kernel Mailing List wrote:
> > [IA64] swiotlb abstraction (e.g. for Xen)
> >
> > Add abstraction so that the file can be used by environments other than IA64
> > and EM64T, namely for Xen.
>
> Tony, this code is more than ugly, and even further not needed for anything
> we actually need. Can you please revert it.
>
> Some comments below in case we need justification..
>
> If Jan actually had a goal with that except making the code utterly
> unreadable he should try again with small patches that are well
> explained and do one thing at a at time. (And cane be reviewed an
> improved on if needed.

As the topic says - the goal is to support Xen. But yes, I was afraid someone would
claim this make the code look ugly. And no, I currently don't have ideas to address
any of your comments without breaking functionality on Xen...

Jan
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