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SubjectRe: PCI-DMA: high address but no IOMMU
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Michael Madore <michael.madore@gmail.com> writes:

> 2.6.14-rc5 on a dual Opteron nforce4 motherboard with 8GB of RAM:
>
> Checking aperture...
> CPU 0: aperture @ be8c000000 size 32 MB
> Aperture from northbridge cpu 0 too small (32 MB)
> No AGP bridge found
> Your BIOS doesn't leave a aperture memory hole
> Please enable the IOMMU option in the BIOS setup
> This costs you 64 MB of RAM
> Mapping aperture over 65536 KB of RAM @ 8000000
>
> ...
>
> PCI-DMA: Disabling AGP.
> PCI-DMA: More than 4GB of RAM and no IOMMU
> PCI-DMA: 32bit PCI IO may malfunction.<6>PCI-DMA: Disabling IOMMU.
>
> ...
>
> Attached scsi disk sda at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> Kernel panic - not syncing: PCI-DMA: high address but no IOMMU.
>
> With 2.6.13, the systems boots OK with these messages in the log:
>
> Checking aperture...
> CPU 0: aperture @ 8000000 size 32 MB
> Aperture from northbridge cpu 0 too small (32 MB)
> No AGP bridge found
> Your BIOS doesn't leave a aperture memory hole
> Please enable the IOMMU option in the BIOS setup
> This costs you 64 MB of RAM
> Mapping aperture over 65536 KB of RAM @ 8000000
>
> ...
>
> PCI-DMA: Disabling AGP.
> PCI-DMA: aperture base @ 8000000 size 65536 KB
> PCI-DMA: Reserving 64MB of IOMMU area in the AGP aperture

Can you post the full boot log?

> Using git bisect, I narrowed the problem down to the following commit:
>
> 6142891a0c0209c91aa4a98f725de0d6e2ed4918 is first bad commit
> diff-tree 6142891a0c0209c91aa4a98f725de0d6e2ed4918 (from
> 357e11d4cbbbb959a88a9bdbbf33a10f160b0823)
> Author: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
> Date: Mon Sep 12 18:49:24 2005 +0200
>
> [PATCH] x86-64: Avoid unnecessary double bouncing for swiotlb
>
> PCI_DMA_BUS_IS_PHYS has to be zero even when the GART IOMMU is disabled
> and the swiotlb is used. Otherwise the block layer does unnecessary
> double bouncing.

Your system shouldn't be using swiotlb anyways.

-Andi
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