[PATCH 5/6] usb: don't inherity DMA properties for USB devices

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Mon Sep 14 03:51:40 EDT 2020

On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 09:33:42AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> As the comment in usb_alloc_dev correctly states, drivers can't use
> the DMA API on usb device, and at least calling dma_set_mask on them
> is highly dangerous.  Unlike what the comment states upper level drivers
> also can't really use the presence of a dma mask to check for DMA
> support, as the dma_mask is set by default for most busses.
> Setting the dma_mask comes from "[PATCH] usbcore dma updates (and doc)"
> in BitKeeper times, as it seems like it was primarily for setting the
> NETIF_F_HIGHDMA flag in USB drivers, something that has long been
> fixed up since.
> Setting the dma_pfn_offset comes from commit b44bbc46a8bb
> ("usb: core: setup dma_pfn_offset for USB devices and, interfaces"),
> which worked around the fact that the scsi_calculate_bounce_limits
> functions wasn't going through the proper driver interface to query
> DMA information, but that function was removed in commit 21e07dba9fb1
> ("scsi: reduce use of block bounce buffers") years ago.
> Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch at lst.de>

Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>

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