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Date:   Thu, 28 Feb 2019 06:25:14 -0800
From:   Christoph Hellwig <>
To:     Robert Eshleman <>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/8] net: ethernet: reduce calls to memset(,0)

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 10:04:54PM -0800, Robert Eshleman wrote:
> This patch series removes calls to memset(,0) that are
> redundant when used in conjunction with a zalloc call or
> by simple zero-assignment of structs.

NAK.  pci_zalloc_consistent is just as deprecated as
pci_alloc_consistent, and if you look at the implementation you'll
see that we actual zero the memory for both of them.

If you want to do some DMA-related busy work please just bulk convert
drivers from the PCI DMA API to the proper generic DMA API.  Bonus
points for automatĐľng that using a cocchinelle script.

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