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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pci: print out DMA mask info
On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 04:05:57PM -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 <matthew@wil.cx> 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

I agree making the information available is a good idea. It's just
not going to help anyone 99% of the time and isn't a requirement for
booting the machine.

> >
> > "To flag use of bounce buffer or other suboptimal behaviors" could be debated.
> >
> >
> > Regarding associating the output with other PCI messages, I'd hope the fact
> > that the /sys entry is in the same directory as other sys files would be
> > enough clue to associate those together. e.g.:
> > grundler <2068>cd /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:01\:00.0/
> > grundler <2069>ls
> > broken_parity_status driver@ irq resource0 subsystem_device
> > bus@ enable local_cpus resource1 subsystem_vendor
> > class i2c-0/ modalias resource3 uevent
> > config i2c-1/ power/ rom vendor
> > device i2c-2/ resource subsystem@
> >
>
> add dma_mask coherent_dma_mask here?

Yes, if there is no other more obvious place.
It's just a suggestion which I happen to think is better than
adding more boot time messages.

thanks,
grant


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