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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] add dma_reserve_coherent_memory()/dma_free_reserved_memory() API
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On Sunday, October 10, 2010 05:08:22 pm FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 14:50:12 +0300
> Marin Mitov <mitov@issp.bas.bg> wrote:
>
> > On Friday, August 20, 2010 11:35:06 am FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> > > On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 11:13:45 +0300
> > > Marin Mitov <mitov@issp.bas.bg> wrote:
> > >
> > > > > > This tric is already used in drivers/staging/dt3155v4l.c
> > > > > > dt3155_alloc_coherent()/dt3155_free_coherent()
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Here proposed for general use by popular demand from video4linux folks.
> > > > > > Helps for videobuf-dma-contig framework.
> > > > >
> > > > > What you guys exactly want to do? If you just want to pre-allocate
> > > > > coherent memory for latter usage,
> > > >
> > > > Yes, just to preallocate not coherent, but rather contiguous memory for latter usage.
> > > > We use coherent memory because it turns out to be contiguous.
> > >
> > > Hmm, you don't care about coherency? You just need contiguous memory?
> >
> > Yes. We just need contiguous memory. Coherency is important as far as when dma
> > transfer finishes user land is able to see the new data. Could be done by something like
> > dma_{,un}map_single()
>
> Anyone is working on this?

I am not, sorry.

>
> KAMEZAWA posted a patch to improve the generic page allocator to
> allocate physically contiguous memory. He said that he can push it
> into mainline.

I am waiting for the new videobuf2 framework to become part of the kernel.
Then KAMEZAWA's improvements can help.

Marin Mitov

>
> The approach enables us to solve this issue without adding any new
> API.
>


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