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Date:	Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:47:38 +0100
From:	Catalin Marinas <>
To:	Jon Masters <>
Cc:	"" 
	"" <>
Subject: Re: "dma-coherent" property inheritance (arm vs arm64)

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 05:32:05PM +0100, Jon Masters wrote:
> On 09/15/2014 11:52 AM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > Hi Jon,
> > 
> > On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 03:38:07AM +0100, Jon Masters wrote:
> >> commit 6ecba8eb51b7d23fda66388a5420be7d8688b186
> >> Author: Catalin Marinas <>
> >> Date:   Fri Apr 25 15:31:45 2014 +0100
> >>
> >>     arm64: Use bus notifiers to set per-device coherent DMA ops
> >>
> >> Thus at this point, on 32-bit systems, we have defined this function:
> >>
> >> 	set_arch_dma_coherent_ops
> > 
> > It was a timing issue that they are not in sync. I would have used
> > set_arch_dma_coherent_ops() but it wasn't very clear when it gets merged
> > and changing the default on arm64 broke some other assumptions, so a
> > temporary fix.
> Ok. So arm64 will automatically switch over to set_arch_dma_coherent_ops
> (once it's there, it will be called automatically anyway because it's in
> the callchain anyway already).

I still need to figure out if set_arch_dma_coherent_ops() is called for
AMBA devices.

> For the moment, on our internal PCI trees, we'll add a notifier and wait
> for upstream to get PCI support and figure this out as part of that
> activity. In the case of ACPI, I'm still pushing for _CCA methods to be
> added by default because it makes sense to be verbose in describing
> platform hardware devices, even in spite of default.

Anyway, with ACPI it would probably make sense to keep the hooks
(with the recursive parent check), so set_arch_dma_coherent_ops()
wouldn't buy us much (especially if it's only for platform devices).

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