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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: vc04_services: Fix bulk cache maintenance
On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 09:42:43AM +0100, Phil Elwell wrote:
> On 04/05/2017 18:51, Stefan Wahren wrote:
> >
> >> Phil Elwell <phil@raspberrypi.org> hat am 4. Mai 2017 um 11:58 geschrieben:
> >>
> >>
> >> vchiq_arm supports transfers less than one page and at arbitrary
> >> alignment, using the dma-mapping API to perform its cache maintenance
> >> (even though the VPU drives the DMA hardware). Read (DMA_FROM_DEVICE)
> >> operations use cache invalidation for speed, falling back to
> >> clean+invalidate on partial cache lines, with writes (DMA_TO_DEVICE)
> >> using flushes.
> >>
> >> If a read transfer has ends which aren't page-aligned, performing cache
> >> maintenance as if they were whole pages can lead to memory corruption
> >> since the partial cache lines at the ends (and any cache lines before or
> >> after the transfer area) will be invalidated. This bug was masked until
> >> the disabling of the cache flush in flush_dcache_page().
> >>
> >> Honouring the requested transfer start- and end-points prevents the
> >> corruption.
> >>
> >> Fixes: cf9caf192988 ("staging: vc04_services: Replace dmac_map_area with dmac_map_sg")
> >> Signed-off-by: Phil Elwell <phil@raspberrypi.org>
> >
> > Reported-by: Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren@i2se.com>
> > Tested-by: Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren@i2se.com>
> >
> > In order to clarify the context of this issue:
> >
> > http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-rpi-kernel/2017-April/006149.html
>
> Thanks, Stefan.
>
> Is there no feedback other on this patch? It's been in the rpi-4.11.y downstream
> branch for a week now with favourable results - see issue
> https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/1977 and pr
> https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/pull/1987.

It's the middle of the merge window, I can't do anything with this
until after 4.12-rc1 comes out. Please be patient...

thanks,

greg k-h

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