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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pci: print out DMA mask info
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On Fri, 10 Oct 2008 16:45:08 -0600
Grant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 11:40:56AM +0900, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> > IIRC, except for one SGI architecture, coherent_dma_mask is
> > meaningless, dma_mask is always equal to coherent_dma_mask.
>
> Not correct. Several PCI-X devices can only do 32-bit DMA to control
> data but can do 64-bit DMA for payload data. I don't have the list off
> the top of my head but that is the origin of coherent DMA mask.

Thanks. I misunderstood coherent_dma_mask. I needed to read several
old mails (posted in 2002 and 2003) in ia64 mailing list.


> > Lots of
> > IOMMU implementations ignore coherent_dma_mask and use dma_mask for
> > alloc_coherent().
>
> That sounds like a bug. And I don't think it's "lots".

Maybe it's not "lots" but seems that only IA64 and x86 non-hardware
IOMMU code (pci-nommu.c and GART) use coherent_dma_mask for
alloc_coherent.


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