[PATCH] mtd: m25p80: make command buffer DMA-safe
dedekind1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 09:54:07 EST 2009
On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 11:00 +0100, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 08:36:05AM +0200, Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 14:21 +0100, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> > > spi_write() requires the buffer to be DMA-safe, kmalloc()
> > > it seperately to ensure this.
> > Even though it is just 4 or 5 bytes it can do DMA? Does not sound too
> > sane to use DMA in that case. Does this patch fix a real error?
> > I do not know much about SPI, but for me it sounds like there should be
> > a method to ask SPI to avoid using DMA, and you should use that method.
> It fixes a real error -- with an out-of-tree driver and ancient kernel.
> For the flash read/write case it is used with list-DMA (e.g. write 4 bytes,
> read 64KB). There are extensive comments in include/linux/spi/spi.h
> which document the DMA-safe requirement of the buffers.
Pushed to my l2-mtd-2.6 tree, thanks.
Artem Bityutskiy (Артём Битюцкий)
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