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SubjectRE: [PATCH 01/18] dmaengine: add fence support
Williams, Dan J wrote:
> Some engines optimize operation by reading ahead in the descriptor chain
> such that descriptor2 may start execution before descriptor1 completes.
> If descriptor2 depends on the result from descriptor1 then a fence is
> required (on descriptor2) to disable this optimization. The async_tx
> api could implicitly identify dependencies via the 'depend_tx'
> parameter, but that would constrain cases where the dependency chain
> only specifies a completion order rather than a data dependency. So,
> provide an ASYNC_TX_FENCE to explicitly identify data dependencies.
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>
> ---

Signed-off-by: Maciej Sosnowski <>

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