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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: vc04_services: setup DMA and coherent mask
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On Mon, 2016-10-31 at 12:53 -0700, Michael Zoran wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-10-31 at 11:40 -0700, Michael Zoran wrote:
> > On Mon, 2016-10-31 at 11:36 -0700, Eric Anholt wrote:
> > > Michael Zoran <mzoran@crowfest.net> writes:
> > >
> > > > Setting the DMA mask is optional on 32 bit but
> > > > is mandatory on 64 bit.  Set the DMA mask and coherent
> > > > to force all DMA to be in the 32 bit address space.
> > > >
> > > > This is considered a "good practice" and most drivers
> > > > already do this.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Michael Zoran <mzoran@crowfest.net>
> > > > ---
> > > >  .../staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_arm.c
> > > > |
> > > > 10 ++++++++++
> > > >  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git
> > > > a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_
> > > > ar
> > > > m.
> > > > c
> > > > b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_
> > > > ar
> > > > m.
> > > > c
> > > > index a5afcc5..6fa2b5a 100644
> > > > ---
> > > > a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_
> > > > ar
> > > > m.
> > > > c
> > > > +++
> > > > b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_
> > > > ar
> > > > m.
> > > > c
> > > > @@ -97,6 +97,16 @@ int vchiq_platform_init(struct
> > > > platform_device
> > > > *pdev, VCHIQ_STATE_T *state)
> > > >   int slot_mem_size, frag_mem_size;
> > > >   int err, irq, i;
> > > >  
> > > > + /*
> > > > +  * Setting the DMA mask is necessary in the 64 bit
> > > > environment.
> > > > +  * It isn't necessary in a 32 bit environment but is
> > > > considered
> > > > +  * a good practice.
> > > > +  */
> > > > + err = dma_set_mask_and_coherent(dev,
> > > > DMA_BIT_MASK(32));
> > >
> > > I think a better comment here would be simply:
> > >
> > > /* VCHI messages between the CPU and firmware use 32-bit bus
> > > addresses. */
> > >
> > > explaining why the value is chosen (once you know that the 32 bit
> > > restriction exists, reporting it is obviously needed).  I'm
> > > curious,
> > > though: what failed when you didn't set it?
> > >
> >
> > The comment is easy to change.
> >
> > I don't have the log available ATM, but if I remember the DMA API's
> > bugcheck the first time that are used.  
> >
> > I think this was a policy decision or something because the
> > information
> > should be available in the dma-ranges.
> >
> > If it's important, I can setup a test again without the change and
> > e-
> > mail the logs.
> >
> > If you look at the DWC2 driver you will see that it also sets this
> > mask.
>
> OK, I'm begging to understand this.  It appears the architecture
> specific paths are very different.
>
> In arm the mask and coherent is set to DMA_BIT_MASK(32) in mm/dma-
> mapping.c the first time the dma APIs are used.  On arm64, it appears
> this variable is uninitialized and will contain random crude.
>
> Like I said, I don't know if this is a policy decision or if it just
> slipped through the cracks.
>
Actually, I'm getting confused here. If I need to prove this is
needed, is their anybody I can send e-mail to that has a deep
understanding of the two different architecture paths. Perhaps they
can explain exactly why arm64 is not defaulting to 32 bit DMA.

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