Re: [ANNOUNCE] iommu-2.6.git tree

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Sun Oct 19 2008 - 07:20:26 EST

On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 13:12 +0200, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 04:30:43PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > As previously threatened, I've created an iommu-2.6.git tree:
> > git://
> >
> Is there a specific reason why IOMMU stuff should go to Linus without
> testing them in the x86 tree before? The DMA layer and IOMMU drivers are
> an integral component of the architecture and patches for it are best
> placed in the architecture tree instead of a seperate one, imho.

This is the purpose that linux-next serves, not the x86 forest-of-doom.

And I thought Ingo said his old iommu tree wasn't in there anyway? He
said it was somewhere else, although I haven't actually managed to
_find_ it.

The Intel IOMMU appears on IA64 too, and doesn't want to be developed
and tested off in an x86-specific corner by itself. And I'm going to be
looking at other generic things we can do to improve IOMMU-related
performance, which will touch on other architectures too.

David Woodhouse Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse@xxxxxxxxx Intel Corporation

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