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SubjectRe: 2.6.17-rc1-mm1
"Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 10:15:34AM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > Huh. Intel firmware used to just not mention the VGA framebuffer
> > (0xa0000-0xc0000) at all in the EFI memory map. I think that was
> > clearly a bug. So maybe they fixed that by marking it WB (and
> > hopefully UC as well).
>
> Nope ... not fixed (at least not in the f/w that I'm running). The
> VGA buffer is still simply not mentioned in the EFI memory map.
>
> The problem looks to come from this code in vgacon.c:
>
> vga_vram_base = VGA_MAP_MEM(vga_vram_base);
> vga_vram_end = VGA_MAP_MEM(vga_vram_end);
> vga_vram_size = vga_vram_end - vga_vram_base;
>
> vga_vram_base is 0xb8000, and this call gets a UC return of
> c0000000000b8000. But vga_vram_end is 0xc0000 ... which is
> the address of the start of a block of memory that is both
> WB and UC capable.

OK, so it's really an off-by-one error.

> So ioremap() gives us e0000000000c0000
> (which means that vga_vram_size is 2000000000008000, surely
> the biggest, baddest video card in the history of the world!).
>
> Perhaps the right fix is to subtract 1 from vga_vram_end and pass
> that into VGA_MAP_MEM(), and then add the 1 byte back when computing
> the size? But I don't know whether that might do something bad on
> some other architecture that uses vgacon.c. If this is not
> acceptable, then we can fall back and use the Nanhai/Bjorn fix
> of using ioremap_nocache().
>
> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
>
> ---
>
> diff --git a/drivers/video/console/vgacon.c b/drivers/video/console/vgacon.c
> index d5a04b6..4ca9877 100644
> --- a/drivers/video/console/vgacon.c
> +++ b/drivers/video/console/vgacon.c
> @@ -484,8 +484,8 @@ #endif
> }
>
> vga_vram_base = VGA_MAP_MEM(vga_vram_base);
> - vga_vram_end = VGA_MAP_MEM(vga_vram_end);
> - vga_vram_size = vga_vram_end - vga_vram_base;
> + vga_vram_end = VGA_MAP_MEM(vga_vram_end - 1);
> + vga_vram_size = vga_vram_end - vga_vram_base + 1;
>
> /*
> * Find out if there is a graphics card present.

Looks like the correct fix to me.

Tony (D), can you think of any problems with that approach?
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