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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/1] drm: msm: Replace dma_map_sg with dma_sync_sg*
On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 10:54 AM Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 09:42:50AM -0500, Rob Clark wrote:
> > Maybe the thing we need to do is just implement a blacklist of
> > compatible strings for devices which should skip the automatic
> > iommu/dma hookup. Maybe a bit ugly, but it would also solve a problem
> > preventing us from enabling per-process pagetables for a5xx (where we
> > need to control the domain/context-bank that is allocated by the dma
> > api).
>
> You can detach from the dma map attachment using arm_iommu_detach_device,
> which a few drm drivers do, but I don't think this is the problem.

I think even with detach, we wouldn't end up with the context-bank
that the gpu firmware was hard-coded to expect, and so it would
overwrite the incorrect page table address register. (I could be
mis-remembering that, Jordan spent more time looking at that. But it
was something along those lines.)

BR,
-R

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