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SubjectRe: [IA64] swiotlb abstraction (e.g. for Xen)
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On Tue, 2007-02-13 at 07:27 +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> 12.02.07 18:12 >>>
> >On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 07:30:55AM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>
> >> 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...
> >
> >We don't have Xen merged, and it doesn't look like we're going to get it
> >soon. Also the code is only for dom0 which will take even longer.
> >At this point I'm pretty sure the code is cleaner, simpler and easier to
> >maintain if you just split out a xendom0swiotlb instead of messing up
> >the existing code.
>
> We have such a file, and the purpose of the patch was to get rid of it.


but the result is butt-ugly... please don't do that... that code is..
interesting enough already without all the junk added to it

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