Re: [PATCH] sound: depend on ZONE_DMA

From: Boaz Harrosh
Date: Mon Nov 16 2015 - 04:49:40 EST

On 11/16/2015 11:28 AM, Takashi Iwai wrote:
>> Hi Greg
>> Please include the mainline patch:
>> [2db1a57] ALSA: pci: depend on ZONE_DMA (by Dan Williams)
>> To the stable tree for v4.3.X Kernel.
>> This patch is needed for proper operation of the 4.3 pmem.ko driver. Long
>> story, but without this patch the persistent-memory will not be able to
>> work with the new 4.3 support of page-struct which is needed if we want to
>> RDMA and/or IO directly to persistent memory.
>> [Is to do with the new ZONE_DEVICE and too many ZONE(s) if ZONE_DMA is enabled]
> Well, it's not exactly true: you just need to deselect some drivers to
> allow CONFIG_ZONE_DMA to be disabled. It's merely another side of
> coin.
> I don't mind including this to 4.3, though, but just want to correct
> the statement.

This is true. Sorry for not being clear. We already have a script that we
give to clients to enable ZONE_DEVICE for 4.3 based systems. Is currently
simple based on this patch. Without this patch it will need to be more

Thanks Takashi

> Takashi

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