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SubjectRe: [ofa-general] iommu dma mapping alignment requirements
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On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 11:14 -0600, Steve Wise wrote:
> Hey Roland (and any iommu/ppc/dma experts out there):
>
> I'm debugging a data corruption issue that happens on PPC64 systems
> running rdma on kernels where the iommu page size is 4KB yet the host
> page size is 64KB. This "feature" was added to the PPC64 code recently,
> and is in kernel.org from 2.6.23. So if the kernel is built with a 4KB
> page size, no problems. If the kernel is prior to 2.6.23 then 64KB page
> configs work too. Its just a problem when the iommu page size != host
> page size.
>
> It appears that my problem boils down to a single host page of memory
> that is mapped for dma, and the dma address returned by dma_map_sg() is
> _not_ 64KB aligned. Here is an example:
>
> app registers va 0x000000002d9a3000 len 12288
> ib_umem_get() creates and maps a umem and chunk that looks like (dumping
> state from a registered user memory region):
>
> > umem len 12288 off 12288 pgsz 65536 shift 16
> > chunk 0: nmap 1 nents 1
> > sglist[0] page 0xc000000000930b08 off 0 len 65536 dma_addr 000000005bff4000 dma_len 65536
> >
>
> So the kernel maps 1 full page for this MR. But note that the dma
> address is 000000005bff4000 which is 4KB aligned, not 64KB aligned. I
> think this is causing grief to the RDMA HW.
>
> My first question is: Is there an assumption or requirement in linux
> that dma_addressess should have the same alignment as the host address
> they are mapped to? IE the rdma core is mapping the entire 64KB page,
> but the mapping doesn't begin on a 64KB page boundary.
>
> If this mapping is considered valid, then perhaps the rdma hw is at
> fault here. But I'm wondering if this is an PPC/iommu bug.
>
> BTW: Here is what the Memory Region looks like to the HW:
>
> > TPT entry: stag idx 0x2e800 key 0xff state VAL type NSMR pdid 0x2
> > perms RW rem_inv_dis 0 addr_type VATO
> > bind_enable 1 pg_size 65536 qpid 0x0 pbl_addr 0x003c67c0
> > len 12288 va 000000002d9a3000 bind_cnt 0
> > PBL: 000000005bff4000
>
>
>
> Any thoughts?

The Ammasso certainly works this way. If you tell it the page size is
64KB, it will ignore bits in the page address that encode 0-65535.

>
> Steve.
>
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