Re: [PATCH] x86_84 pci_map_sg fix for 2.6.0-test7
From: Badari Pulavarty
Date: Fri Oct 10 2003 - 18:39:16 EST
On Friday 10 October 2003 04:11 pm, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 02:26:33PM -0700, Badari Pulavarty wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Here is the patch to fix few minor issues with pci_map_sg() and
> > pci_map_cont() for x86_64. I ran into these asserts while testing with
> > qlogic fc driver.
> Sounds like the driver is buggy.
Hmm. Possible. I am not an expert in qlogic driver. Last time I looked
commands are getting retried due to hardware error returns.
(something like underruns).
> > The patch fixes following:
> > 1) pci_map_sg() coalsces "sg" entries without modifying command's
> > "use_sg" value. It sets the "sg" entries length to "0" to indicate that
> > these entires are coalsced. If the command gets retried, the pci_map_sg()
> > code trips on the assert that all entries length should be > 0.
> As I explained for your last patch this change is wrong. Remapping
> an already mapped sg is not possible - it leaks IOMMU space and
> cause eventually system failure when the aperture fills up.
> You have to somehow handle this in the caller, the pci-dma
> layer cannot do it. Eeither free the modified sg and retry with the
> original one or better just don't remap it and use the already mapped one)
> I will add an BUG for passing sgs with dma_address != NULL to
> pci_map_sg(). This should catch such abuses early.
Okay !! I will take a closer look at it.
> > 2) __pci_map_cont() incorrectly assumes that "start" is always 0, so it
> > trips on few asserts.
> That's the same high level bug I think.
pci_map_sg() can call pci_map_cont() with different start values.
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