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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip] x86: fix iommu=soft boot option
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On Wed, 2 Dec 2009 17:07:24 +0900
FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp> wrote:

> On Tue, 01 Dec 2009 23:55:28 -0800
> Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> > >>>> amd 64 systems that
> > >>>> 1. do not have AGP
> > >>>> 2. do not have IOMMU
> > >>>> 3. mem > 4g
> > >>>> 4. BIOS do not allocate correct gart in NB.
> > >>>> will leave them to use SWIOTLB forcely.
> > >>> As I asked earlier, can you tell me what dma ops such system is
> > >>> supposed to use?
> > >> gart_dma_ops
> > >
> > > How does gart_dma_ops work on systems without IOMMU?
> >
> > ?
>
> If a system doesn't have IOMMU, what does gart_dma_ops do?

Ping?

I don't understand the above but the patch is fine about fixing two
things:

- swiotlb wrongly steals the preallocate memory for broken gart.

- a system without agp should disable gart on shutdown.


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