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About MIPS specific dma_mmap_coherent()

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>
Subject: About MIPS specific dma_mmap_coherent()
From: Wu Zhangjin <wuzhangjin@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:58:54 +0800
Cc: linux-mips <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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Hi, Ralf and Takashi

Seems Takashi have sent the MIPS specific dma_mmap_coherent() at 18 Aug
2008:

http://www.linux-mips.org/archives/linux-mips/2008-08/msg00178.html

But that patch have not been accepted since it was not suitable to all
of the MIPS variants.

Without that patch, the ALSA output will be broken in some of the MIPS
variants, can we make the implementation in the above url be weak, then
the particular MIPS variants can override it with their own versions but
the common MIPS variants can share it to fix the ALSA problem?

I have attached a change of the above patch, which is applicable to the
linux-2.6.33 and linux-2.6.34-rcX and I have tested it on my YeeLoong
netbook, the following command function well with it.

$ mplayer -ao alsa file.mp3

but without it, the ALSA output is broken.

Regards,
        Wu Zhangjin

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