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SubjectRe: [RFC] DMA mapping error check analysis
On Fri, 7 Sep 2012, Shuah Khan wrote:

> I analyzed all calls to dma_map_single() and dma_map_page() in the
> kernel, to see if callers check for mapping errors, before using the
> returned address.
>
> The goal of this analysis is to find drivers that currently do not
> check dma mapping errors, and fix them.
>
> I documented the results of this analysis:
>
> http://linuxdriverproject.org/mediawiki/index.php/DMA_Mapping_Error_Analysis
>
> Please review and give me feedback on the analysis and the proposed
> next steps.

Your first table (dma_map_single) lists drivers/usb/core/usb.c and
marks it as Bad. This is a mistake because the code is #ifdef'ed out.
It hasn't been used in many years; it should be removed.

Alan Stern



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