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Date:   Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:36:09 +0000
From:   Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>
To:     Trent Piepho <tpiepho@...inj.com>
Cc:     "linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org" <linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org>,
        "linux@...linux.org.uk" <linux@...linux.org.uk>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] mtd: spi-nor: fix DMA-unsafe buffer issue between
 MTD and SPI

On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 06:45:28PM +0000, Trent Piepho wrote:

> Or, since this only fixes instances of DMA-unsafe buffers used in
> access to SPI NOR flash chips, and since there are other SPI master
> interface users, those chip specific fixes in some/all spi master
> drivers are still needed to fix transfers not originated via spi-nor? 

SPI client drivers are *supposed* to use DMA safe memory already.  How
often that happens in cases where it matters is a separate question, we
definitely have users with smaller transfers that don't do the right
thing but they're normally done using PIO anyway.

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