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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/20] PCI: fix pci_remap_iospace() remap attribute
On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:06:36AM -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:

[...]

> > > > @@ -3375,7 +3375,7 @@ int pci_remap_iospace(const struct resource *res, phys_addr_t phys_addr)
> > > > return -EINVAL;
> > > >
> > > > return ioremap_page_range(vaddr, vaddr + resource_size(res), phys_addr,
> > > > - pgprot_device(PAGE_KERNEL));
> > > > + pgprot_noncached(PAGE_KERNEL));
> > >
> > > ...
> > > I do find this puzzling because I naively expected pgprot_noncached()
> > > to match up with ioremap_nocache(), and apparently it doesn't.
> > >
> > > For example, ARM64 ioremap_nocache() uses PROT_DEVICE_nGnRE, which
> > > doesn't match the MT_DEVICE_nGnRnE in pgprot_noncached().
> > >
> > > The point of these patches is to use non-posted mappings. Apparently
> > > you can do that with pgprot_noncached() here, but ioremap_nocache()
> > > isn't enough for the config space mappings?
> >
> > This is for iospace it seems, so the other patch I think was for
> > config space.
>
> I understand that 02/20 is for PCI I/O port space and 03/20 is for PCI
> config space. I'm confused because I thought we wanted the same
> non-posted mapping for both, but looks like they're different.
>
> Patch 02/20 uses ioremap_page_range(..., pgprot_noncached(PAGE_KERNEL))
> to map PCI I/O port space:
>
> #define pgprot_noncached(prot) \
> __pgprot_modify(prot, PTE_ATTRINDX_MASK, PTE_ATTRINDX(MT_DEVICE_nGnRnE) | PTE_PXN | PTE_UXN)
>
> Patch 03/20 uses ioremap_nocache() to map PCI config space:
>
> #define ioremap_nocache(addr, size) __ioremap((addr), (size), __pgprot(PROT_DEVICE_nGnRE))
>
> So the I/O port mapping uses MT_DEVICE_nGnRnE, while the config space
> mapping uses PROT_DEVICE_nGnRE, which looks different.

On ARM64 (PATCH 4) and ARM (PATCH 5) we override pci_remap_cfgspace()
with implementations that provide non-posted writes bus attributes,
PATCH 3 is just there to provide a "safe" (well, I need input on that)
fall-back.

Thanks,
Lorenzo

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