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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pci-dma: Fix x86 dma_alloc_coherent to fully clear all pages returned
On Fri, 2015-01-30 at 11:58 -0800, Greg KH wrote:

> Shouldn't this go to stable trees too?

Yes. Added the stable tag in updated patch that's resent.

> Also, why is the xhci driver not asking for the memory it is going to
> need? If it wants to use the full page, shouldn't it ask for it?

I agree that xhci should have done that, but it didn't. Commit
d92ef66c4f8f ("x86: make dma_alloc_coherent() return zeroed memory
if CMA is enabled") changed the behavior of dma_alloc_coherent
by clearing only the memory being asked for.

So for backward compatibility, clearing the pages
completely to revert to dma_alloc_coherent's original
behavior is probably the safe thing to do.



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