Re: [discuss] 2.6.23-rc8-mm1, -rc7-mm1 kill audio on HP nx6325

From: Jan Beulich
Date: Wed Sep 26 2007 - 03:32:03 EST

>>> Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 25.09.07 18:08 >>>
>On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 13:53:51 +0200 "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This patch from Andi:
>> x86_64-mm-cpa-einval.patch
>> makes the hda_intel audio driver stop working on my HP nx6325.
>> The following line appears in dmesg (from 2.6.23-rc7-mm1:
>> ALSA /home/rafael/src/mm/linux-2.6.23-rc7-mm1/sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:1755: hd
>> a-intel: ioremap error
>> and the driver doesn't work afterwards.
>> Still, I'm not sure if the patch above is wrong or rather it exposes a problem
>> in the driver.
>ioremap_nocache() does __ioremap(..., _PAGE_PCD);, then __ioremap() does
>ioremap_page_range(..., _PAGE_PCD | other_stuff) That's one.
>__ioremap() then does ioremap_change_attr(..., _PAGE_PCD);. That's two.
>So I _think_ we're setting _PAGE_PCD twice on those pte's? Unclear. The
>implementation is rather different from i386, too.
>I dunno why __change_page_attr() failed though. Perhaps this, in
> if (!kernel_map || pte_present(pfn_pte(0, prot))) {
>should be &&

Definitely not, and this code has been that way for a while.

I rather suspect this change

- if (!kpte) return 0;
+ if (!kpte)
+ return -EINVAL;

to be the reason for the failure (and I had already sent a comment to this
respect to Andi upon his review request).


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