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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] Revert "x86: disable IOMMUs on kernel crash"
On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 06:27:54PM -0700, Chris Wright wrote:
> This effectively reverts commit 61d047be99757fd9b0af900d7abce9a13a337488.
>
> Disabling the IOMMU can potetially allow DMA transactions to
> complete without being translated. Leave it enabled, and allow
> crash kernel to do the IOMMU reinitialization properly.
>
> Cc: Joerg Roedel <joerg.roedel@amd.com>
> Cc: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> Cc: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
> Cc: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/crash.c | 6 ------
> 1 file changed, 6 deletions(-)
>
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/crash.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/crash.c
> @@ -27,7 +27,6 @@
> #include <asm/cpu.h>
> #include <asm/reboot.h>
> #include <asm/virtext.h>
> -#include <asm/x86_init.h>
>
> #if defined(CONFIG_SMP) && defined(CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC)
>
> @@ -103,10 +102,5 @@ void native_machine_crash_shutdown(struc
> #ifdef CONFIG_HPET_TIMER
> hpet_disable();
> #endif
> -
> -#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
> - x86_platform.iommu_shutdown();
> -#endif
> -
> crash_save_cpu(regs, safe_smp_processor_id());

Another problem: This also breaks if the kdump kernel has no
iommu-support.

Joerg



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