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SubjectRe: [PATCH] asm-generic: add a dma-mapping.h file
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On Tuesday 19 May 2009 17:01:27 Grant Grundler wrote:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:22 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> I've reviewed the first bit and it looks fine (so far to me).
> Two related bugs:
> 1) dma_alloc_coherent() is not respecting the coherent_dma_mask field
> in device.h:struct device.

Hmm, I've taken that function unchanged from powerpc. I guess that means
that powerpc is broken here as well, right?

> 2) dma_map_single() is not respecting dma_mask in struct pci_dev (and
> pointer from struct device).

What should it do with the mask? All the architectures I've looked
at as well as arch/parisc/kernel/pci-dma.c ignore it.
Should dma_map_* just fail in case of an address exceeding dma_mask?

> > +/**
> > + * dma_alloc_coherent - allocate consistent memory for DMA
> > + * @dev: valid struct device pointer, or NULL for ISA and EISA-like devices
> > + * @size: required memory size
> > + * @handle: bus-specific DMA address
> > + *
> > + * Allocate some uncached, unbuffered memory for a device for
> > + * performing DMA. This function allocates pages, and will
> > + * return the CPU-viewed address, and sets @handle to be the
> > + * device-viewed address.
>
> Key here is the DMA is coherent, bi-directional, and the DMA address fit in
> the coherent_dma_mask. "uncached/unbuffered" is one way of doing this and
> is how we've implemented "DMA coherency" on parisc platforms that don't
> have an IOMMU (which all have PA1.1 CPUs) - see arch/parisc/kernel/pci-dma.c

All the architectures I've looked at come with their own version of _alloc_coherent
that works in similar ways to allocate an uncached mapping. Now that you
mention this, I realize that there is a bug on cris, which after my patch either
has two conflicting implementations of dma_{alloc,free}_coherent, or
is missing the dma_coherent_dev() function that is hidden inside of the
same #ifdef. The one in arch/cris/arch-v32/drivers/pci/dma.c does seem
to be correct though.
Arnd <><


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