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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 05/11] VAS: Define helpers for access MMIO regions
Benjamin Herrenschmidt [benh@kernel.crashing.org] wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-03-30 at 22:13 -0700, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
> > +static void *map_mmio_region(char *name, uint64_t start, int len)
> > +{
> > +       void *map;
> > +
> > +       if (!request_mem_region(start, len, name)) {
> > +               pr_devel("%s(): request_mem_region(0x%llx, %d) failed\n",
> > +                               __func__, start, len);
> > +               return NULL;
> > +       }
> > +
> > +       map = __ioremap(start, len, pgprot_val(pgprot_cached(__pgprot(0))));
> > +       if (!map) {
> > +               pr_devel("%s(): ioremap(0x%llx, %d) failed\n", __func__, start,
> > +                               len);
> > +               return NULL;
> > +       }
> > +
> > +       return map;
> > +}
>
> That's very wrong. I assume this never worked right ?

Untl recently, only tested on simics and has been working there. On the
hardware, hitting a crash on the first mmio write...
>
> MMIO regions must be mapped non-cachable. Only the paste region

which maybe due to this :-) Should I change to pgprot_noncached() for the
MMIO writes?

> requires being mapped cachable. Ask Aneesh for a cleaner way of
> doing it too while at it.

Ok.

>
> > +/*
> > + * Unmap the MMIO regions for a window.
> > + */
> > +static void unmap_wc_paste_kaddr(struct vas_window *window)
> > +{
> > +       int len;
>
> Don't use "wc"... that usually means "write combine".

Ok.

Thanks,

Sukadev

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