Re: [PATCH v3] Fix dma_mapping_error for 32bit x86

From: Joerg Roedel
Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 07:59:12 EST

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 09:01:06PM +0900, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Dec 2008 12:34:51 +0100
> Joerg Roedel <joro@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 01:46:27PM +0100, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> > > Devices like b44 ethernet can't dma from addresses above 1GB. The driver
> > > handles this cases by falling back to GFP_DMA allocation. But for detecting
> > > the problem it needs to get an indication from dma_mapping_error.
> > > The bug is triggered by using a VMSPLIT option of 2G/2G.
> >
> > Looks like your system uses swiotlb as the dma_ops backend. Its the only
> > implementation providing the ops->mapping_error callback and does not
> > use bad_dma_address as the error value.
> I think that you misunderstand the problem.
> He uses X86_32 so swiotlb should not be used (which is available on only
> X86_64 and IA64 for now).
> b44 needs an address under 1GB so it sets device->dma_mask to
> DMA_30BIT_MASK. With VMSPLIT option of 2G/2G, I guess that b44 could
> get addresses above 1GB from the networking subsystem. In such case,
> nommu_map_single returns bad_dma_address properly, but on X86_32,
> dma_mapping_error always returns 0 (success). So b44 wrongly thinks
> that the address is under 1GB.
> This patch fixes dma_mapping_error() to check a passed address
> properly (compares it with bad_dma_address).

Ah true, thanks. Anyway, the patch also solved the problem with swiotlb
on 64bit.

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