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From: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>
To: 'Robin Murphy' <robin.murphy@arm.com>, 'Christoph Hellwig' <hch@lst.de>
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Subject: RE: [PATCH 16/16] dma-mapping: use exact allocation in dma_alloc_contiguous
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:16:43 +0000
Message-ID: <d8009432a10549bbbda802021562a28b@AcuMS.aculab.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4113cd5f-5c13-e9c7-bc5e-dcf0b60e7054@arm.com>

From: Robin Murphy
> Sent: 14 June 2019 16:06
...
> Well, apart from the bit in DMA-API-HOWTO which has said this since
> forever (well, before Git history, at least):
> 
> "The CPU virtual address and the DMA address are both
> guaranteed to be aligned to the smallest PAGE_SIZE order which
> is greater than or equal to the requested size.  This invariant
> exists (for example) to guarantee that if you allocate a chunk
> which is smaller than or equal to 64 kilobytes, the extent of the
> buffer you receive will not cross a 64K boundary."

I knew it was somewhere :-)
Interestingly that also implies that the address returned for a size
of (say) 128 will also be page aligned.
In that case 128 byte alignment should probably be ok - but it is still
an API change that could have horrid consequences.

	David

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Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-14 13:47 use exact allocation for dma coherent memory Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 01/16] media: videobuf-dma-contig: use dma_mmap_coherent Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 02/16] drm/ati_pcigart: stop using drm_pci_alloc Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 03/16] drm/i915: " Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 16:45   ` [Intel-gfx] " Ville Syrjälä
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 04/16] drm: move drm_pci_{alloc,free} to drm_legacy Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 05/16] drm: don't mark pages returned from drm_pci_alloc reserved Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 06/16] drm: don't pass __GFP_COMP to dma_alloc_coherent in drm_pci_alloc Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 07/16] IB/hfi1: stop passing bogus gfp flags arguments to dma_alloc_coherent Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 08/16] IB/qib: " Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 09/16] cnic: " Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 10/16] iwlwifi: " Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 11/16] s390/ism: " Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 12/16] staging/comedi: mark as broken Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 14:02   ` Greg KH
2019-06-14 14:48     ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 15:30       ` Greg KH
2019-06-14 15:34         ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-17 13:15           ` Ian Abbott
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 13/16] mm: rename alloc_pages_exact_nid to alloc_pages_exact_node Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 14/16] mm: use alloc_pages_exact_node to implement alloc_pages_exact Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 15/16] dma-mapping: clear __GFP_COMP in dma_alloc_attrs Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 13:47 ` [PATCH 16/16] dma-mapping: use exact allocation in dma_alloc_contiguous Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 14:15   ` David Laight
2019-06-14 14:50     ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 15:01       ` David Laight
2019-06-14 15:05         ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 15:05       ` Robin Murphy
2019-06-14 15:08         ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-14 15:16         ` David Laight [this message]
2019-06-17  8:21 ` use exact allocation for dma coherent memory Dan Carpenter
2019-06-17  8:33   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-06-19 16:29     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2019-06-20 10:51       ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-07-01  8:48 ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-07-02  9:48   ` Arend Van Spriel
2019-07-08 18:43     ` Christoph Hellwig

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