kfifo_dma_out_prepare (9) - Linux Man Pages

kfifo_dma_out_prepare: setup a scatterlist for DMA output

NAME

kfifo_dma_out_prepare - setup a scatterlist for DMA output

SYNOPSIS

kfifo_dma_out_prepare(fifo, sgl, nents, len);

ARGUMENTS

fifo

address of the fifo to be used

sgl

pointer to the scatterlist array

nents

number of entries in the scatterlist array

len

number of elements to transfer

DESCRIPTION

This macro fills a scatterlist for DMA output which at most len bytes to transfer. It returns the number entries in the scatterlist array. A zero means there is no space available and the scatterlist is not filled.

Note that with only one concurrent reader and one concurrent writer, you don't need extra locking to use these macros.

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