Re: 2.6.22-rc4-mm1

From: Paul Mundt
Date: Mon Jun 11 2007 - 02:53:25 EST

On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 10:01:34PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> Overall, I feel that async_tx is perhaps justifiably receiving the
> silent treatment because offload engines are not a mainstream
> occurrence. Currently only people with an Xscale IOP or a PPC 440spe
> [4] will notice that mainline lacks support for all the features of
> their platform. I see async_tx as a nod to the embedded space where
> offload engines act to make up for the absence of multi-Ghz CPUs with
> streaming SIMD instructions.
For what it's worth, I'm planning on tying in the SH DMA stuff to
the dmaengine code, as the async_tx stuff certainly has quite a few bits
of interest. This is probably something I won't get around to for 2.6.23
though, due to time constraints.
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