Commit 36abb3b1 authored by Kristian Høgsberg, Stefan Richter's avatar Kristian Høgsberg, Stefan Richter Committed by Stefan Richter
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firewire: Add a comment to describe why we split the sg list.

Signed-off-by: default avatarKristian Hoegsberg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarStefan Richter <>
parent e1b68c4d
......@@ -926,7 +926,10 @@ static int sbp2_command_orb_map_scatterlist(struct sbp2_command_orb *orb)
* Convert the scatterlist to an sbp2 page table. If any
* scatterlist entries are too big for sbp2 we split the as we go.
* scatterlist entries are too big for sbp2, we split them as we
* go. Even if we ask the block I/O layer to not give us sg
* elements larger than 65535 bytes, some IOMMUs may merge sg elements
* during DMA mapping, and Linux currently doesn't prevent this.
for (i = 0, j = 0; i < count; i++) {
sg_len = sg_dma_len(sg + i);
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