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From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>,
	Catalin Marinas <>,
	Linux ARM <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Android Kernel Team <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] arm64 fix for 5.14
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 10:03:29 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 12:40 AM Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> > In a PC world that would be (for example) the legacy PCI space at
> > 0xa0000-0xfffff, but I could easily imagine other platforms having
> > other situations.
> So what would be the correct check for "this is not actually page backed
> normal RAM"?

It would probably be interesting to have the arm people explain the
call chain for the warning that caused that revert, so we'd have a
very concrete example of the situation that goes wrong, but taking a
wild stab at it, the code might be something like

            /* Don't allow RAM to be mapped */
            if (WARN_ON_ONCE(phys_addr_is_ram(phys_addr)))
                    return DMA_MAPPING_ERROR;

and then having something like

  static inline bool phys_addr_is_ram(phys_addr_t phys_addr)
        unsigned long pfn = PHYS_PFN(phys_addr);

        if (!pfn_valid(pfn))
                return false;
        return is_zero_pfn(pfn) || !PageReserved(pfn_to_page(pfn));

might be close to right.

The ARM code actually uses that complex pfn_to_section_nr() and
memblock_is_memory() etc. That seems a bit of an overkill, since the
memblock code should have translated all that into being reserved.

But again, I don't actually know exactly what triggered the issue on
ARM, so the above is just my "this seems to be a more proper check"



  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-27 17:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-26 13:17 Will Deacon
2021-08-26 18:41 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-27  7:40   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-08-27 17:03     ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2021-08-27 17:10       ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-08-27 17:16         ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-31 13:31           ` Will Deacon
2021-08-31 19:16             ` David Hildenbrand
2021-08-31 16:56           ` Catalin Marinas
2021-08-26 18:52 ` pr-tracker-bot

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