Re: Interacting with coherent memory on external devices

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Mon Apr 27 2015 - 12:30:28 EST

On 04/27/2015 12:17 PM, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Apr 2015, Jerome Glisse wrote:
>>> Improvements to the general code would be preferred instead of
>>> having specialized solutions for a particular hardware alone. If the
>>> general code can then handle the special coprocessor situation then we
>>> avoid a lot of code development.
>> I think Paul only big change would be the memory ZONE changes. Having a
>> way to add the device memory as struct page while blocking the kernel
>> allocation from using this memory. Beside that i think the autonuma changes
>> he would need would really be specific to his usecase but would still
>> reuse all of the low level logic.
> Well lets avoid that.

Why would we want to avoid the sane approach that makes this thing
work with the fewest required changes to core code?

Just because your workload is different from the workload they are
trying to enable?

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