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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/2] fix dma_map_sg not to do barriers for each buffer
On 02/10/10 16:39, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:27:47 -0800
> Randy Dunlap <> wrote:
>> On 02/10/10 12:37, wrote:
>>> From: Abhijeet Dharmapurikar <>
>>> Please refer to the post here
>>> These changes are to introduce barrierless dma_map_area and dma_unmap_area and
>>> use them to map the buffers in the scatterlist. For the last buffer, call
>>> the normal dma_map_area(aka with barriers) effectively executing the barrier
>>> at the end of the operation.
>>> Note that the barrierless operations are implemented for few arm
>>> architectures only and I would implement for others once these are okayed by the
>>> community.
>> So when you add these interfaces for other architectures, you will also
>> update Documentation/DMA-API.txt, right??
> Seems that you misunderstand him.
> He is talking about other "arm" architectures. His patchset improves
> arm's internal implementation (dma_map_area and dma_unmap_area are not
> the DMA API; not exported for driver writers). He meant that the
> patchset doesn't cover all arm architectures.
> This is about arm's implementation details and not related with other
> non arm architectures. So no need to update Documentation/DMA-API.txt.

OK, in that case I did misunderstand. Thanks for the info.


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