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From: Kars de Jong <>
To: Michael Schmitz <>
Cc: James Bottomley <>,
	"Martin K. Petersen" <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] zorro_esp: increase maximum dma length to 65536 bytes
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 10:01:58 +0100
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Michael,

Op zo 10 nov. 2019 om 03:36 schreef Michael Schmitz <>:
> All of the old board-specific drivers used a max transfer length of
> 0x1000000, only the fastlane driver used 0xfffc.

Yes, I also found this when checking the old drivers.

> That lower limit might
> be due to a DMA limitation on the fastlane board. We could accommodate
> the different limit for this board by using a board-specific
> dma_length_limit() callback...

Yes, I think that's the best idea for now. Oktagon also used to have a
different limit but that was never ported to the new ESP core.

> > case for any of the cards the zorro_esp drives, it might be better to
> > lower the max length to 61440 (64k-4k) so the residual is a page.
> For the benefit of keeping the code simple, and avoid retesting the
> fastlane board, that might indeed be the better solution.

But it's slower... :-P

Also, I may be adding another board-specific version for the Blizzard
12x0 IV to enable 24-bit transfers, like the am53c974 driver does, in
a later patch.

Kind regards,


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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2019-11-09 19:14 ` Kars de Jong
2019-11-09 20:12   ` James Bottomley
2019-11-10  2:36     ` Michael Schmitz
2019-11-10  9:01       ` Kars de Jong [this message]
2019-11-10 19:26         ` Michael Schmitz
2019-11-11  8:47           ` Kars de Jong
2019-11-10 19:35       ` James Bottomley
2019-11-12 17:55         ` [PATCH v2] zorro_esp: Limit DMA transfers to 65536 bytes (except on Fastlane) Kars de Jong
2019-11-12 22:46           ` Finn Thain
2019-11-13  2:27           ` Martin K. Petersen
2019-11-12  9:34       ` [PATCH] zorro_esp: increase maximum dma length to 65536 bytes Kars de Jong
2019-11-09 22:53   ` Finn Thain
2019-11-10  9:06     ` Kars de Jong

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