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CONFIG_DMA_API_DEBUG: Enable debugging of DMA-API usage

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_DMA_API_DEBUG:

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Enable this option to debug the use of the DMA API by device drivers. With this option you will be able to detect common bugs in device drivers like double-freeing of DMA mappings or freeing mappings that were never allocated.

This also attempts to catch cases where a page owned by DMA is accessed by the cpu in a way that could cause data corruption. For example, this enables cow_user_page() to check that the source page is not undergoing DMA.

This option causes a performance degradation. Use only if you want to debug device drivers and dma interactions.

If unsure, say N.

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