Re: [PATCH 2/2] staging: comedi: drivers: usbduxfast.c: fix for DMAbuffers on stack

From: walter harms
Date: Sat Feb 23 2013 - 13:13:37 EST

Am 23.02.2013 18:34, schrieb Dan Carpenter:
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 04:59:43PM +0100, walter harms wrote:
>>>> or is it possible to pass one byte
>>>> in a register ? (aka char/int) without allocating ?
>>> Nope, the USB host controllers must be able to DMA to this memory
>>> location, so you have to allocate it dynamically, sorry.
>>> thanks,
>> thx for clarification.
>> @Kumar Amit Mehta:
>> Would you mind to add this as comment ? Allocating one byte does not
>> look clever so maybe will come up with the idea of changing that.
> That can't happen. The reason is already recorded in the git
> history. Greg and Ian know that DMA to stack memory doesn't work.
> Most maintainers know about that. If someone changed it back then
> Fengguang would send an automatic email about it as soon as it was
> committed to a public git tree.

I am not sure about that we talk about the same thing, i am thinking
about the "casual "reader" discovering a one-byte-malloc.
He will not check the githistory, he will thing "WTF there are doing here ?"

I will not make things more complicated, IMHO an malloc of one byte
is a strange thing and strange things should be commented in code.
If the maintainer says "no" i will survive.


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