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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: More than 2Gb problem (dvb related) ?
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On Sat, 2007-04-28 at 18:17 +0100, Jon Burgess wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 18:06 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On 4/27/07, Jon Burgess <jburgess777@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > Interesting - I see similar symptoms after upgrading my PC:
> > > * old PC was AMD Athlon 64 3000 w/ 2GB of RAM which had no issues
> > > * new PC is a Intel Core 2 Duo w/ 4GB of RAM and fails in the way you
> > > describe.
> >
> > Driver using an incorrect DMA mask?
> >
> > Lee
>
> It appears the problem is that the driver is using streamed PCI and
> needs to explicitly sync the data otherwise it breaks when the SWIOTLB
> is in use. A call to pci_unmap_sg() was missing too.
>
> This patch is against the current v4l-dvb HG tree.
>
> I've only tested the change with a budget-ci card.
>
> Jon
>
> Signed-off-by: Jon Burgess <jburgess777@googlemail.com>

While the above patch works, it seems the underlying causes is that
vmalloc_32() is providing memory above 4Gb on x86-64 which is not what
the driver expects. This same issue came up a few weeks ago with regards
to DRM on radeon http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/4/1/257

Andi Kleen included a patch to ensure vmalloc_32() returns memory <4Gb
in a patch which is currently in -mm
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.21-rc7/2.6.21-rc7-mm2/broken-out/x86_64-mm-vmalloc-32.patch

With this patch applied the current driver appears to work OK.

Attached is a smaller patch against v4l-dvb which just adds the missing
pci_unmap_sg() call.

Jon

Signed-off-by: Jon Burgess <jburgess777@googlemail.com>
diff -r a8b2a0738f4e linux/drivers/media/common/saa7146_core.c
--- a/linux/drivers/media/common/saa7146_core.c Thu Apr 19 17:07:37 2007 -0300
+++ b/linux/drivers/media/common/saa7146_core.c Sat Apr 28 20:55:30 2007 +0100
@@ -152,6 +152,7 @@ char *saa7146_vmalloc_build_pgtable(stru
return NULL;
}

+ pt->nents = pages;
slen = pci_map_sg(pci,pt->slist,pages,PCI_DMA_FROMDEVICE);
if (0 != saa7146_pgtable_build_single(pci, pt, pt->slist, slen)) {
return NULL;
@@ -165,6 +166,7 @@ void saa7146_pgtable_free(struct pci_dev
if (NULL == pt->cpu)
return;
pci_free_consistent(pci, pt->size, pt->cpu, pt->dma);
+ pci_unmap_sg(pci, pt->slist, pt->nents, PCI_DMA_FROMDEVICE);
pt->cpu = NULL;
kfree(pt->slist);
pt->slist = NULL;
diff -r a8b2a0738f4e linux/include/media/saa7146.h
--- a/linux/include/media/saa7146.h Thu Apr 19 17:07:37 2007 -0300
+++ b/linux/include/media/saa7146.h Sat Apr 28 18:06:47 2007 +0100
@@ -70,6 +70,7 @@ struct saa7146_pgtable {
unsigned long offset;
/* used for custom pagetables (used for example by budget dvb cards) */
struct scatterlist *slist;
+ int nents;
};

struct saa7146_pci_extension_data {
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