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From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
To: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	tony.luck@intel.com,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [IA64] swiotlb abstraction (e.g. for Xen)
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 08:53:41 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1171353226.12771.39.camel@laptopd505.fenrus.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45D17660.76E4.0078.0@novell.com>

On Tue, 2007-02-13 at 07:27 +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> 12.02.07 18:12 >>>
> >On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 07:30:55AM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >> 
> >> As the topic says - the goal is to support Xen. But yes, I was afraid someone would
> >> claim this make the code look ugly. And no, I currently don't have ideas to address
> >> any of your comments without breaking functionality on Xen...
> >
> >We don't have Xen merged, and it doesn't look like we're going to get it
> >soon.  Also the code is only for dom0 which will take even longer.
> >At this point I'm pretty sure the code is cleaner, simpler and easier to
> >maintain if you just split out a xendom0swiotlb instead of messing up
> >the existing code.
> 
> We have such a file, and the purpose of the patch was to get rid of it.


but the result is butt-ugly... please don't do that... that code is..
interesting enough already without all the junk added to it

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      reply	other threads:[~2007-02-13  7:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <200702070759.l177xIti030295@hera.kernel.org>
2007-02-07  8:32 ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-11  7:25   ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-12  7:30     ` Jan Beulich
2007-02-12  8:14       ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-02-12  8:56         ` Muli Ben-Yehuda
2007-02-12  8:58         ` Jan Beulich
2007-02-12 17:12       ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-13  7:27         ` Jan Beulich
2007-02-13  7:53           ` Arjan van de Ven [this message]

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