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    SubjectRe: [LKML] Re: [PATCH v3] ad7877: keep dma rx buffers in seperate cache lines
    On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 23:23, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
    > Seems that kmalloc is not cacheline aligned on some architectures but
    > they works. Probably, we might be just lucky because in general they
    > allocate larger buffers than 64 for DMA via kmalloc and the buffers
    > are aligned on the size?

    i think the magic combo is:
    - DMA buffer is written to (receive)
    - some driver state is in the same cacheline as the DMA buffer
    - that driver state is used after the flush but before the DMA finishes
    - only on arches that need software cache coherency

    so i could see this not being an obvious issue for many people
    -mike


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