Re: [patch v1.2.34] WAN: merge driver retina
From: David Miller
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 05:36:24 EST
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 05:34:08 -0400
> Matti Linnanvuori wrote:
> > 2008/9/14 Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>:
> >> Changes look good, but do not apply to the 'retina' branch. Also, the
> >> virt_to_bus/virt_to_phys stuff should be replaced with DMA mapping API
> >> usage.
> > Actually there is one call of virt_to_phys in the patch I sent.
> > I don't know any way to replace virt_to_phys and still use remap_pfn_range.
> > If all architectures support virt_to_phys, I see no reason to replace it with
> > something else. The driver is legacy.
> We do not merge new drivers that use deprecated APIs.
> The whole point of a deprecated API is that you wish to remove it eventually.
Note that virt_to_phys() is not a problem.
It's only virt_to_bus() that mustn't be used.
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