[PATCH 0/5 v3] Fix NVMe driver support on Power with 32-bit DMA

Julian Calaby julian.calaby at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 15:57:48 PDT 2015

Hi Nishanth,

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 9:20 AM, Nishanth Aravamudan
<nacc at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> On 26.10.2015 [18:27:46 -0700], David Miller wrote:
>> From: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:54:20 -0700
>> > 1) add a generic dma_get_page_shift implementation that just returns
>> I won't object to this patch series, but if I had implemented this I
>> would have required the architectures to implement this explicitly,
>> one-by-one.  I think it is less error prone and more likely to end
>> up with all the architectures setting this correctly.
> Well, looks like I should spin up a v4 anyways for the powerpc changes.
> So, to make sure I understand your point, should I make the generic
> dma_get_page_shift a compile-error kind of thing? It will only fail on
> architectures that actually build the NVME driver (as the only caller).
> But I'm not sure how exactly to achieve that, if you could give a bit
> more detail I'd appreciate it!

He's suggesting that you _don't_ put a generic implementation in
/include/linux/dma-mapping.h and instead add it to _every_


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