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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm 00/12] adds include/asm-generic/pci-dma-common.h
On Tuesday 09 February 2010, wrote:
> This patchset adds include/asm-generic/pci-dma-common.h that defines
> the pci_unmap state API:
> pci_unmap_addr(PTR, ADDR_NAME)
> pci_unmap_addr_set(PTR, ADDR_NAME, VAL)
> pci_unmap_len(PTR, LEN_NAME)
> pci_unmap_len_set(PTR, LEN_NAME, VAL)
> This enables us to remove lots of the duplication in architecture
> implementations since there are only two ways to define the API.

Good stuff, moving this code to a common location is certainly
a step in the right direction.

A few general comments though:

* It seems you left out arch/cris for no good reason.
* The general tendency nowadays is to avoid new HAVE_ARCH_*
macros and instead using either a Kconfig symbol or
checking the presence of the macros themselves. In this case,
the macro would always be present, so CONFIG_PCI_UNMAP
would be reasonable.
* AFAICT, there are no architectures left doing the
non-generic version, so the code could be moved to
a global file in include/linux instead of include/asm-generic.
While include/linux/pci.h is already a bit overloaded, it's
probably the right place for this. Alternatively,
include/linux/pci-dma.h, included from include/linux/pci.h.

> In the long term, it's better to replace the API with the generic
> device model API such as DECLARE_DMA_UNMAP_ADDR. We can map the API to
> the generic one (like dma-mapping-compat.h does). This patch also
> makes the migration process easier.



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