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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 02/15] NTB: Set dma mask and dma coherent mask to NTB devices


On 05/12/17 09:51 AM, Jon Mason wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 2:17 PM, Serge Semin <fancer.lancer@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The dma_mask and dma_coherent_mask fields of the NTB struct device
>> weren't initialized in hardware drivers. In fact it should be done
>> instead of PCIe interface usage, since NTB clients are supposed to
>> use NTB API only and left unaware of real hardware implementation.
>> In addition to that ntb_device_register() method shouldn't clear
>> the passed ntb_dev structure, since it dma_mask is initialized
>> by hardware drivers.
>
> This seems like a bug fix. Should this be broken out of this patch or
> is it not noticed without your changes?

I was digging into this a bit more and in addition to my earlier review
comments I think the patch is incorrect for a couple reasons:

1) dma_set_mask() (and friends) are meant to inform the kernel of device
specific restrictions it cannot know. Calling it with the parent PCI
device's mask seems pointless.

2) Every dma_alloc() call in the NTB subsystem uses the PCI device's
struct device. This is ugly in itself but until it changes this patch
does nothing.

Logan

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