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Date:   Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:36:23 -0500 (CDT)
From:   Christopher Lameter <>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <>
cc:     Michal Hocko <>,
        Christoph Hellwig <>,
        "Luis R. Rodriguez" <>,,
        Jan Kara <>,,,,,,,,,,
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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