On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 10:05:14AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Hi all,
> this is another attempt to make sure the dma_mask pointer is always
> initialized for platform devices.  Not doing so lead to lots of
> boilerplate code, and makes platform devices different from all our
> major busses like PCI where we always set up a dma_mask.  In the long
> run this should also help to eventually make dma_mask a scalar value
> instead of a pointer and remove even more cruft.
> The bigger blocker for this last time was the fact that the usb
> subsystem uses the presence or lack of a dma_mask to check if the core
> should do dma mapping for the driver, which is highly unusual.  So we
> fix this first.  Note that this has some overlap with the pending
> desire to use the proper dma_mmap_coherent helper for mapping usb
> buffers.  The first two patches from this series should probably
> go into 5.3 and then uses as the basis for the decision to use
> dma_mmap_coherent.

I've taken the first 2 patches for 5.3-final.  Given that patch 3 needs
to be fixed, I'll wait for a respin of these before considering them.


greg k-h

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