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Date:   Thu, 20 Aug 2020 06:43:47 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Tomasz Figa <tfiga@...omium.org>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...nel.org>,
        Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@...ha.franken.de>,
        "James E.J. Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@...senpartnership.com>,
        Joonyoung Shim <jy0922.shim@...sung.com>,
        Seung-Woo Kim <sw0312.kim@...sung.com>,
        Kyungmin Park <kyungmin.park@...sung.com>,
        Ben Skeggs <bskeggs@...hat.com>,
        Pawel Osciak <pawel@...iak.com>,
        Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski@...sung.com>,
        Matt Porter <mporter@...nel.crashing.org>,
        "list@....net:IOMMU DRIVERS <iommu@...ts.linux-foundation.org>, Joerg
        Roedel <joro@...tes.org>," <iommu@...ts.linux-foundation.org>,
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        "list@....net:IOMMU DRIVERS <iommu@...ts.linux-foundation.org>, Joerg
        Roedel <joro@...tes.org>," <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        Linux Media Mailing List <linux-media@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/28] media/v4l2: remove
 V4L2-FLAG-MEMORY-NON-CONSISTENT

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 03:57:53PM +0200, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> > > Could you explain what makes you think it's unused? It's a feature of
> > > the UAPI generally supported by the videobuf2 framework and relied on
> > > by Chromium OS to get any kind of reasonable performance when
> > > accessing V4L2 buffers in the userspace.
> >
> > Because it doesn't do anything except on PARISC and non-coherent MIPS,
> > so by definition it isn't used by any of these media drivers.
> 
> It's still an UAPI feature, so we can't simply remove the flag, it
> must stay there as a no-op, until the problem is resolved.

Ok, I'll switch to just ignoring it for the next version.

> Also, it of course might be disputable as an out-of-tree usage, but
> selecting CONFIG_DMA_NONCOHERENT_CACHE_SYNC makes the flag actually do
> something on other platforms, including ARM64.

It isn't just disputable, but by kernel policies simply is not relevant.

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