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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 03 of 38] swiotlb: allow architectures tooverride swiotlb pool allocation
Jan Beulich wrote:
> Not directly related to this patch alone, but to the combined set of changes
> to swiotlb: I don't see any handling of CONFIG_HIGHMEM here (or at least
> a note that this a known limitation needing work). I mention this because
> this was the largest part of the changes I had posted long ago to make
> lib/swiotlb.c Xen-ready, and which got rejected due to their ugliness.
>

Was that Andi's objection on the grounds that he didn't think that Xen
should need swiotlb at all?

I have to admit I didn't follow that thread very closely (or threads, as
I seem to remember). Do you have a pointer to the pertinent bits?

> While perhaps less intrusive to take care of, I also didn't see an equivalent
> of the range_straddles_page_boundary() logic, without which I can't see
> how this would work in the common case.
>
Could you be more specific? The swiotlb allocation should be machine
contiguous and so there's no stradding required, but I think I'm missing
your point.

J


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