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SubjectRe: DMA mapping on SCSI device?
On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 02:09:52PM -0800, Luben Tuikov wrote:
> > The ideal solution would be to do mapping against a
> > different struct
> > device for each port, so that we could maintain the proper
> > DMA mask for
> > each of them at all times. However I'm not sure if
> > that's possible. The
> > thought of using the SCSI struct device for DMA mapping was
> > brought up
> > at one point.. any thoughts on that?
>
> The reason for this is that the object that a struct scsi_dev
> represents has nothing to do with HW DMA engines.

It really would work, once the few remaining architectures move away
from asserting that the 'struct device' passed in is a pci device.
It seems like the best way forward to me.

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