Re: [PATCH 7/9] ARM: DMA: steal memory for DMA coherent mappings

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Fri Aug 12 2011 - 08:53:50 EST

On Friday 12 August 2011, Marek Szyprowski wrote:
> From: Russell King <rmk+kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Steal memory from the kernel to provide coherent DMA memory to drivers.
> This avoids the problem with multiple mappings with differing attributes
> on later CPUs.
> Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> [m.szyprowski: rebased onto 3.1-rc1]
> Signed-off-by: Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Marek,

Is this the same patch that Russell had to revert because it didn't
work on some of the older machines, in particular those using

I thought that our discussion ended with the plan to use this only
for ARMv6+ (which has a problem with double mapping) but not on ARMv5
and below (which don't have this problem but might need dmabounce).

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