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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC 0/2] macio: split out unaligned DMA access into se

From: John Snow
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC 0/2] macio: split out unaligned DMA access into separate functions
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 15:54:10 -0400
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On 03/09/2015 06:24 PM, Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
> This patchset attempts to separate out the IDE/ATAPI logic from the unaligned
> DMA access logic for macio which provides the following benefits:
> 1) Reduced code complexity
> The existing macio IDE/ATAPI functions were becoming extremely difficult to
> follow through the various callbacks. By splitting up the functions in this
> way it becomes much easier to follow the DMA-specific sections of code.
> 2) Future-proofing
> If/when the block layer becomes able to handle unaligned DMA accesses directly
> then it should be possible to switch out pmac_dma_read() and pmac_dma_write()
> with their unaligned-capable bdrv_*() equivalents without having to change any
> other logic.
> 3) Fix intermittent CDROM detection under -M g3beige
> The code refactoring now correctly handles non-block ATAPI transfers which
> fixes the problem with intermittent CDROM detection with Darwin under
> -M g3beige.
> Signed-off-by: Mark Cave-Ayland <address@hidden>
> Mark Cave-Ayland (2):
>   macio: move unaligned DMA read code into separate pmac_dma_read()
>     function
>   macio: move unaligned DMA write code into separate pmac_dma_write()
>     function
>  hw/ide/macio.c             |  487 
> +++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------
>  include/hw/ppc/mac_dbdma.h |    4 -
>  2 files changed, 254 insertions(+), 237 deletions(-)

I haven't been able to produce meaningful debug info for the problem
this patchset tries to help highlight (yet?), but it is an improvement
nonetheless, so given that it doesn't appear to make anything worse, and
this version is much nicer to follow, I'll stage this for the IDE branch.

Acked-by: John Snow <address@hidden>

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