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SubjectRe: use generic DMA mapping code in powerpc V4
On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:55:30 +0100
Christian Zigotzky <> wrote:

> On 28 November 2018 at 12:05PM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > Nothing specific yet.
> >
> > I'm a bit worried it might break one of the many old obscure platforms
> > we have that aren't well tested.
> >
> Please don't apply the new DMA mapping code if you don't be sure if it
> works on all supported PowerPC machines. Is the new DMA mapping code
> really necessary? It's not really nice, to rewrote code if the old code
> works perfect. We must not forget, that we work for the end users. Does
> the end user have advantages with this new code? Is it faster? The old
> code works without any problems.

There is another service provided to the users as well: new code that is
cleaner and simpler which allows easier bug fixes and new features.
Without being familiar with the DMA mapping code I cannot really say if
that's the case here.

> I am also worried about this code. How
> can I test this new DMA mapping code?

I suppose if your machine works it works for you.



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