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Date:   Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:36:23 -0500 (CDT)
From:   Christopher Lameter <cl@...ux.com>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
cc:     Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
        "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@...nel.org>, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>, matthew@....cx, x86@...nel.org,
        luto@...capital.net, martin.petersen@...cle.com,
        jthumshirn@...e.de, broonie@...nel.org, linux-spi@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        "lsf-pc@...ts.linux-foundation.org" 
        <lsf-pc@...ts.linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [LSF/MM TOPIC NOTES] x86 ZONE_DMA love

On Fri, 27 Apr 2018, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

> Some devices have incredibly bogus hardware like 28 bit addressing
> or 39 bit addressing.  We don't have a good way to allocate memory by
> physical address other than than saying "GFP_DMA for anything less than
> 32, GFP_DMA32 (or GFP_KERNEL on 32-bit) for anything less than 64 bit".
>
> Even CMA doesn't have a "cma_alloc_phys()".  Maybe that's the right place
> to put such an allocation API.

The other way out of this would be to require a IOMMU?

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