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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 25/25] pmem: convert to generic memremap
On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 10:33 AM, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 10:40:20PM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
>> Update memremap_pmem() to query the architecture for the mapping type of
>> the given persistent memory range and then pass those flags to generic
>> memremap(). arch_memremap_pmem_flags() is provided an address range to
>> evaluate in the event an arch has a need for different mapping types by
>> address range. For example the ACPI NFIT carries EFI mapping types in
>> its memory range description table.
> I don't think the pmem driver should look at a arch hook here, please
> communicate this through the nvdimm subsystem.
> Btw, looking at these changes I also think the __pmem annotations
> are mistake. We might have all kinds of ways to write to pmem,
> and as long as we properly flush it we don't need to force it
> through the special accessors. This becomes really interesting
> for PCI DMA access.

I don't follow. We have __iomem for the cpu mapping of a resource and
dma_map() for a PCI device. __pmem works the same and is there to
make sure someone doesn't simply de-reference a pointer to pmem and
hope that the write is persistent.

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