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From: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Sumant Patro <sumantp@lsil.com>,
	linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	neela.kolli@lsi.com, bo.yang@lsi.com, sumant.patro@lsi.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/5] scsi: megaraid_sas - preallocate memory for ioctl processing
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 17:02:13 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1170885734.3852.30.camel@mulgrave.il.steeleye.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070207133020.4c58e271.akpm@linux-foundation.org>

On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 13:30 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> I suspect all this horror is due to stupidity in the DMA API.
> 
> pci_alloc_consistent() just goes and assumes GFP_ATOMIC, whereas
> the caller (megasas_mgmt_fw_ioctl) would have been perfectly happy
> to use GFP_KERNEL.
> 
> I bet this fixes it

It does, but the DMA API was expanded to cope with this exact case, so
use dma_alloc_coherent() directly in the megaraid code instead.  The dev
is just &pci_dev->dev.

James



  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-07 22:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-06 22:19 Sumant Patro
2007-02-07 21:30 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-07 22:02   ` James Bottomley [this message]
2008-10-16  0:17     ` CaT
2008-10-16 13:54       ` Yang, Bo
2008-10-16 21:51         ` CaT
2007-02-08 19:38   ` Christoph Hellwig

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