[PATCH 3/5] DMA: reduce the number of memory allocations

Guennadi Liakhovetski g.liakhovetski at gmx.de
Thu Aug 19 11:46:38 EDT 2010

On Thu, 19 Aug 2010, Greg KH wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 04:40:15PM +0200, Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
> > Allocate the bitmap in dma_declare_coherent_memory() together with the struct
> > dma_coherent_mem object.
> You describe what you did, but _why_ are you doing it?

Well, to me the subject "_reduce_ the number..." is already a reason 
enough - the fewer kmalloc's of 20 bytes - the better, I think. But if you 
like, I can update the description too.

Guennadi Liakhovetski, Ph.D.
Freelance Open-Source Software Developer

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