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SubjectRe: Error: DMA: Out of SW-IOMMU space [was: External USB drives become unresponsive after few hours.]
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On 16 April 2015 at 18:57, Dorian Gray <yourfavouritegod@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16 April 2015 at 16:24, Suman Tripathi <stripathi@apm.com> wrote:
>> Try increasing the SWIOTLB size to 128MB .Default is 64MB.
>
> Ok, so I'm back to k3.18.7 (default in the latest Fatdog), although
> I'm not sure what should be the exact value of swiotlb boot param?
> Got totally mixed results from uncle Google - some says the unit is in
> MiB, some that it's 4k pages and another that 128MiB = 65536, so I
> played it safe and used swiotlb=131072.
> Is this correct?
> It may take a few days, but I'll let you know if it worked (or for how
> long, if not).

I was running 3.18.7 + swiotlb=131072 + 2 external drives plugged-in
and mounted for about 18 hours straight. The error didn't show up.

Well, I would run it a little longer, but I had to restart X and while
doing so, the system crashed for an unknown reason.

Anyway, this seems to be quite reliable workaround - at least I can
_use_ kernels newer than 3.17.8, because with that bug, popping up
after a couple of hours of uptime, it was a total show stopper to me.

Thanks!
Jake


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