On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 08:24:29AM +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 have already been queued up by Greg
> and are only included for completeness.

Note to everyone.  The first two patches in this series is already in

I've applied the rest of the series to my usb-next branch (with the 6th
patch landing there later today.)  They are scheduled to be merge to
Linus in 5.4-rc1.

Christoph, thanks so much for these cleanups.

greg k-h

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