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SubjectRe: [PATCH] quiet down swiotlb warnings
On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 04:20:38PM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> Andi Kleen wrote:
> >On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 01:00:49PM -0700, Andrew Vasquez wrote:
> >>yes, the card can support 64bit DMA transfers. but in this case the
> >>'required' DMA mask returned from dma_get_required_mask() states that a
> >>32bit mask would suffice.
> >
> >That's a bug in the kernel then that needs to be fixed. Find out
> >why it does that and change it. Don't fix the symptoms, fix the root cause.
>
> The system in question only has 2GB of memory.
>
> Why would it need to do 64 bit DMA?

It doesn't. But it definitely doesn't need swiotlb either.

Normally swiotlb doesn't even try to bounce when dma mask is <= end_pfn
so something must be very wrong in your kernel. It definitely isn't
a mainline kernel. If this happens in Xen then Xen just needs fixing --
it should not try to bounce when the normal kernel wouldn't.

-Andi
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