Re: [Kiobuf-io-devel] RFC: Kernel mechanism: Compound event wait /notify + callback chains

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 12:29:47 EST

> > kiovec_align(kiovec, 512);
> > and have it do the bounce buffers ?
> _All_ drivers would have to do that in the degenerate case, because
> none of our drivers can deal with a dma boundary in the middle of a
> sector, and even in those places where the hardware supports it in
> theory, you are still often limited to word-alignment.

Thats true for _block_ disk devices but if we want a generic kiovec then
if I am going from video capture to network I dont need to force anything more
than 4 byte align

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