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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 10/19] xen: introduce xen_alloc/free_coherent_pages
On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 06:03:46PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Oct 2013, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On 30 Sep 2013, at 16:31, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com> wrote:
> > > On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 05:09:58PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > >> xen_swiotlb_alloc_coherent needs to allocate a coherent buffer for cpu
> > >> and devices. On native x86 and ARMv8 is sufficient to call
> > >> __get_free_pages in order to get a coherent buffer, while on ARM we need
> > >> to call the native dma_ops->alloc implementation.
> > >>
> > >> When arm64 stops using the swiotlb by default and starts having multiple
> > >> dma_ops implementations, we'll use __get_dma_ops there too.
> > >
> > > I presume this is a future TODO, not some further patch (in which
> > > case you should say in here the title of it). If it is a TODO could
> > > you stick that in the sentence here somewhere to make it crytal clear that
> > > it is not implemented.
> >
> > Thanks for pointing this out. The arm64 patch shouldn't be different
> > from arm here. I thought a subsequent patch already added
> > __get_dma_ops() for arm64.
>
> Yes, the arm64 patch already added __get_dma_ops.
>
> However I am not using __get_dma_ops to implement
> xen_alloc_coherent_pages for arm64 because I can just use
> __get_free_pages for the moment:

So why do the work twice when we'll get coherency maintenance in the DMA
ops?

--
Catalin


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