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Re: [PATCH] [RFC] r4k_dma_cache_wback_inv function fails when size=0...

To: Atsushi Nemoto <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [RFC] r4k_dma_cache_wback_inv function fails when size=0...
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 17:01:14 +0100
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On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 11:09:28PM +0900, Atsushi Nemoto wrote:

> sjhill> The 'r4k_dma_cache_wback_inv' function will fail when the
> sjhill> requested size equals 0 AND when the address is a multiple of
> sjhill> the line size. I discovered this bug while using the National
> sjhill> Semiconductor DP8381x series PCI ethernet driver. I have
> sjhill> attached a test program showing the bug as well as a patch for
> sjhill> comment. Okay to apply?
> I think your patch is overkill.  It flushes many one line then needed.

So far I was simply considering any use with size 0 a bug.  In this case
a 0 argument was passed to pci_unmap_XXX, so I'll have to figure out with
the other architecture maintainers if that's just odd usage of the API
or an outright bug.


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