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Date:	Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:37:15 +0900
From:	FUJITA Tomonori <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86: adjust GFP mask handling for coherent	 allocations

On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:23:38 +0000
"Jan Beulich" <> wrote:

> Because there's quite a few of them - just search for callers of
> dma_alloc_coherent() passing NULL as the first argument. Of course
> I'd rather see the fallback gone, but I think this requires cooperation
> from/action taken by the driver maintainers first. A first step might be
> to add a WRN_ON() for that case, but I don't see it being reasonable
> to eliminate the fallback right away. Hence, with it having got broken
> in .26 I think it is reasonable to fix it for the time being.

Well, the most of them are drivers that nobody cares about (uses).

What drivers did you hit this problem with?

We've lived with the current code for some years so this problem isn't
urgent at all. Please don't add another workaround for broken code.
Let's put WARN_ON for callers that use NULL and see who complains.
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