[PATCH 05/28] media/v4l2: remove V4L2-FLAG-MEMORY-NON-CONSISTENT

Christoph Hellwig hch at lst.de
Tue Sep 1 07:06:17 EDT 2020

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 07:33:48PM +0200, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> > It wasn't meant to be too insulting, but I found this out when trying
> > to figure out how to just disable it.  But it also ends up using
> > the actual dma attr flags for it's own consistency checks, so just
> > not setting the flag did not turn out to work that easily.
> >
> Yes, sadly the videobuf2 ended up becoming quite counterintuitive
> after growing for the long years and that is reflected in the design
> of this feature as well. I think we need to do something about it.

So I'm about to respin the series and wonder how we should proceed.
I've failed to come up with a clean patch to keep the flag and make
it a no-op.  Can you or your team give it a spin?

Also I wonder if the flag should be renamed from NON_CONSISTENT
to NON_COHERENT - the consistent thing is a weird wart from the times
the old PCI DMA API that is mostly gone now.

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