[alsa-devel] 2.6.26-rc1 regression: ISA DMA broken (bisected)

Rene Herman rene.herman at keyaccess.nl
Wed May 14 21:09:10 CEST 2008

On 14-05-08 20:50, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:

> On Wednesday 14 May 2008 12:41:56 pm Rene Herman wrote:

>> You're in a maze of struct device *s, all alike... I was passing the 
>> pnp_card->dev instead of the initialized pnp_dev->dev.
>> And, not doing so brings out a difference between ISAPnP and legacy ISA 
>> again insofar that legacy ISA does not consist of cards with multiple 
>> devices. We just have the single struct device * for the ISA device.
>> This therefore would be the easiest solution (and works fine) but seems 
>> a bit of a hack. Bjorn, do you have an opinion? If I abstract things out 
>> a bit more I might be able to do this nicer. One might on the other hand 
>> argue that the dma_mask is going to be constant for all card devices so 
>> might as well just use the card dev.
> I agree, it seems a bit of a hack to use a DMA mask from the card
> instead of from the device, since the driver should be programming
> the device to do the DMA.
> But I know very little about pnp_card in general, so don't attach too
> much weight to my opinion.

Okay, I'll sit on this for a bit. Right now we're using a global device even 
but this is exactly about cleaning that up so couldn't convince myself. Will 
see what happens when I try to make it nice...


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