[Linaro-mm-sig] [RFC] ARM: dma_map|unmap_sg plus iommu
Russell King - ARM Linux
linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Mon Aug 8 15:29:52 UTC 2011
On Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 10:21:46AM -0500, Ramirez Luna, Omar wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 7:57 PM, KyongHo Cho <pullip.cho at samsung.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 11:24 PM, Marek Szyprowski
> >> Right now I have no idea how to handle this better. Perhaps with should be
> >> possible
> >> to specify somehow the target dma_address when doing memory allocation, but I'm
> >> not
> >> really convinced yet if this is really required.
> > What about using 'dma_handle' argument of alloc_coherent callback of
> > dma_map_ops?
> > Although it is an output argument, I think we can convey a hint or
> > start address to map
> > to the IO memory manager that resides behind dma API.
> I also thought on this one, even dma_map_single receives a void *ptr
> which could be casted into a struct with both physical and virtual
> addresses to be mapped, but IMHO, this starts to add twists into the
> dma map parameters which might create confusion.
No - don't even consider that. That's highly non-standard usage and
it'll break all existing drivers to do so.
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