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SubjectRe: [BISECTED REGRESSION] b43legacy broken on G4 PowerBook
On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 03:56:33PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> The reason I think it sort-of-mostly-worked is that to get more than
> 1GB of RAM, those machines use CONFIG_HIGHMEM. And *most* network
> buffers aren't allocated in Highmem.... so you got lucky.
>
> That said, there is such as thing as no-copy send on network, so I
> wouldn't be surprised if some things would still have failed, just not
> frequent enough for you to notice.

Unless NETIF_F_HIGHDMA is set on a netdev, the core networkign code
will bounce buffer highmem pages for the driver under all circumstances.

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