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SubjectRe: [PATCH] swiotlb: fix dma_alloc_coherent allocation failures with swiotlb
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On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 09:44:41 +0200
Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 01:11:47PM +0900, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> > On Thu, 04 Sep 2008 00:09:51 +0200
> > Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Joerg Roedel <joerg.roedel@amd.com> writes:
> > >
> > > > The SWIOTLB version of dma_alloc_coherent allocates all memory with
> > > > GFP_DMA unconditionally. This leads sometimes unnecessary to allocation
> > > > failures. This patch makes the allocation strategy to use the DMA32 zone
> > > > first if this is possible. The changes are boot tested on AMD64 and
> > > > compile tested for i386 and IA64.
> > >
> > > The high level dma_alloc_coherent() does that anyways.
> >
> > The high level dma_alloc_coherent means the tricks in
> > arch/x86/pci-dma.c? If so, all the tricks has gone in tip/master.
>
> Seems wrong -- that is something that is needed by multiple
> IOMMUs. Pretty much all which work with real memory instead
> of virtual mappings.

Not all the IOMMUs need the old tricks used in arch/x86/pci-dma.c.

The latest IOMMUs always need virtual mappings. They should handle
dev->dma_mask properly like POWER IOMMU does (IIRC VT-d code does the
right thing).


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