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Subject[PATCH 01/23] dma-mapping: provide a generic DMA_MAPPING_ERROR
Error handling of the dma_map_single and dma_map_page APIs is a little
problematic at the moment, in that we use different encodings in the
returned dma_addr_t to indicate an error. That means we require an
additional indirect call to figure out if a dma mapping call returned
an error, and a lot of boilerplate code to implement these semantics.

Instead return the maximum addressable value as the error. As long
as we don't allow mapping single-byte ranges with single-byte alignment
this value can never be a valid return. Additionaly if drivers do
not check the return value from the dma_map* routines this values means
they will generally not be pointed to actual memory.

Once the default value is added here we can start removing the
various mapping_error methods and just rely on this generic check.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <>
include/linux/dma-mapping.h | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/dma-mapping.h b/include/linux/dma-mapping.h
index 0f81c713f6e9..46bd612d929e 100644
--- a/include/linux/dma-mapping.h
+++ b/include/linux/dma-mapping.h
@@ -133,6 +133,8 @@ struct dma_map_ops {
u64 (*get_required_mask)(struct device *dev);

+#define DMA_MAPPING_ERROR (~(dma_addr_t)0)
extern const struct dma_map_ops dma_direct_ops;
extern const struct dma_map_ops dma_virt_ops;

@@ -576,6 +578,10 @@ static inline int dma_mapping_error(struct device *dev, dma_addr_t dma_addr)
const struct dma_map_ops *ops = get_dma_ops(dev);

debug_dma_mapping_error(dev, dma_addr);
+ if (dma_addr == DMA_MAPPING_ERROR)
+ return 1;
if (ops->mapping_error)
return ops->mapping_error(dev, dma_addr);
return 0;
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