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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] Intel pci: Limit dmar_init_reserved_ranges
    * Mike Travis (travis@sgi.com) wrote:
    > Chris - did you have any comment on this patch?

    It doesn't actually look right to me. It means that particular range
    is no longer reserved. But perhaps I've misunderstood something.

    > Mike Travis wrote:
    > > dmar_init_reserved_ranges() reserves the card's MMIO ranges to
    > > prevent handing out a DMA map that would overlap with the MMIO range.
    > > The problem while the Nvidia GPU has 64bit BARs, it's capable of
    > > receiving > 40bit PIOs, but can't generate > 40bit DMAs.

    I don't undertand what you mean here.

    > > So when the iommu code reserves these MMIO ranges a > 40bit
    > > entry ends up getting in the rbtree. On a UV test system with
    > > the Nvidia cards, the BARs are:
    > >
    > > 0001:36:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation
    > >GT200GL Region 0: Memory at 92000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
    > >[size=16M]
    > > Region 1: Memory at f8200000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    > > Region 3: Memory at 90000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
    > >
    > > So this 44bit MMIO address 0xf8200000000 ends up in the rbtree. As DMA
    > > maps get added and deleted from the rbtree we can end up getting a cached
    > > entry to this 0xf8200000000 entry... this is what results in the code
    > > handing out the invalid DMA map of 0xf81fffff000:
    > >
    > > [ 0xf8200000000-1 >> PAGE_SIZE << PAGE_SIZE ]
    > >
    > > The IOVA code needs to better honor the "limit_pfn" when allocating
    > > these maps.

    This means we could get the MMIO address range (it's no longer reserved).
    It seems to me the DMA transaction would then become a peer to peer
    transaction if ACS is not enabled, which could show up as random register
    write in that GPUs 256M BAR (i.e. broken).

    The iova allocation should not hand out an address bigger than the
    dma_mask. What is the device's dma_mask?

    thanks,
    -chris


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