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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/18] 53c700: improve non-coherent DMA handling
On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 05:51:11PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Switch the 53c700 driver to only use non-coherent descriptor memory if it
> really has to because dma_alloc_coherent fails. This doesn't matter for
> any of the platforms it runs on currently, but that will change soon.
> To help with this two new helpers to transfer ownership to and from the
> device are added that abstract the syncing of the non-coherent memory.
> The two current bidirectional cases are mapped to transfers to the
> device, as that appears to what they are used for. Note that for parisc,
> which is the only architecture this driver needs to use non-coherent
> memory on, the direction argument of dma_cache_sync is ignored, so this
> will not change behavior in any way.
> Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
> ---
> drivers/scsi/53c700.c | 113 +++++++++++++++++++++++-------------------
> drivers/scsi/53c700.h | 17 ++++---
> 2 files changed, 72 insertions(+), 58 deletions(-)

Tested-by: Thomas Bogendoerfer <>

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