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From: Andrea Arcangeli <>
To: Alan Cox <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>,
Subject: Re: alloc_skb cannot be called with GFP_DMA
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 18:16:06 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20010805181606.F21840@athlon.random> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20010805175334.E21840@athlon.random> <>
In-Reply-To: <>; from on Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 05:03:12PM +0100

On Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 05:03:12PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > A fast grep revealed a few buggy network drivers already (of course the
> > bug is going to affect only ISA drivers so it's not a showstopper).
> "It doesnt affect my computer so its not a problem" - humm 

I never said anything like that, with "it's not a showstopper" I only
meant "it doesn't affect 99% of the hardware configurations out there".

> If somoe can add the needed isa dma handling to alloc_skb (or alloc_isa_skb)

alloc_isa_skb will avoid to slowdown alloc_skb so I prefer it compared
to hiding the logic inside alloc_skb.

> I'll go and fix all the drivers up. 

Thanks. With the bugcheck patch I wanted to make _sure_ that somebody
will do that (which is very far from "... so it's not a problem" :).


  reply	other threads:[~2001-08-05 16:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-08-05 15:53 alloc_skb cannot be called with GFP_DMA Andrea Arcangeli
2001-08-05 16:03 ` Alan Cox
2001-08-05 16:16   ` Andrea Arcangeli [this message]
2001-08-05 17:18     ` kuznet
2001-08-05 18:38       ` Andrea Arcangeli
2002-09-26 21:18 Manfred Spraul

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