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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: PATCH, RFC: Generic DMA framework

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: PATCH, RFC: Generic DMA framework
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 01:29:32 +0100
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> >> pci_gdma.diff: Convert PCI devices and targets
> >>
> >> Any comments? The patches are a bit intrusive and I can't test the
> >> targets except that they compile.
> >
> > Shouldn't the PCI DMA object be a property of the PCI bus?
> > ie. we don't want/need to pass it round as a separate parameter. It can
> > be inferred form the device/bus.
> I agree. Moreover the DMA is bus specific so I don't see a need to add a
> generic DMA layer.

I can see use for a generic DMA interface. It has some nice possibilities for 
devices which can connect via a variety of busses and maybe for layering 
different busses within a system.

However I don't know how well this will work in practice for the machines qemu 
currently emulates.


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