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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pci: print out DMA mask info
On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 7:40 PM, FUJITA Tomonori
<> wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Oct 2008 16:05:57 -0700
> Yinghai Lu <> wrote:
>> Grant Grundler wrote:
>> > On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 02:51:32PM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> >> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Matthew Wilcox <> wrote:
>> >>> Why's that interesting to the sysadmin of the machine? To the driver
>> >>> writer, certainly. But what's the use of it to the people using the
>> >>> machine?
>> > ...
>> >> make linux kernel act like black box as other os?
>> >
>> > I don't understand your reply.
>> > If someone thinks linux is a black box, printing this message won't help them.
>> >
>> could find out easily why some driver doesn't set dma mask correctly.
>> like why
>> qlogic qla2xxx only set consistent to 64bit,
>> emulex lpfc not set consistent to 64bit
> IIRC, except for one SGI architecture, coherent_dma_mask is
> meaningless, dma_mask is always equal to coherent_dma_mask. Lots of
> IOMMU implementations ignore coherent_dma_mask and use dma_mask for
> alloc_coherent(). Some drivers doesn't set up coherent_dma_mask.

ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: using 31bit consistent DMA mask
==> ck804 ehci, is using 31bit for consistent dma mask, at still use
32 bit for dma mask.

qlogic qla2xxx and emulex lpfc dma mask and consistent_dma_mask is different...
could have some story for them

at least gart iommu is honoring the consistent dma mask.
by calling dma_alloc_coherent_mask(dev, flag)

if device could use 64 bit coherent dma mask, that is driver problem...
print it out could put them in focus.


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