Re: [PATCH v8 13/19] swiotlb-xen: use xen_dma_map/unmap_page,xen_dma_sync_single_for_cpu/device
From: Stefano Stabellini
Date: Thu Oct 24 2013 - 07:00:43 EST
On Wed, 23 Oct 2013, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 06:20:25PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > On Wed, 23 Oct 2013, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > > On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:43:28PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > > Call xen_dma_map_page, xen_dma_unmap_page, xen_dma_sync_single_for_cpu,
> > > > xen_dma_sync_single_for_device from swiotlb-xen to ensure cpu/device
> > > > coherency of the pages used for DMA, including the ones belonging to the
> > > > swiotlb buffer.
> > >
> > > You lost me.
> > >
> > > Isn't it the driver's responsibility to do this?
> > >
> > > Looking at what 'xen_dma_map_page()' does for x86 it looks to add an extra
> > > call - page_to_phys - and we ignore it here.
> > map_page on arm calls the right cache flushes needed to communicate with
> > the device. Same with unmap_page.
> If this is flushing the cache then I think it makes more sense to do
> that without this fancy 'dma_map_page'.
> Just call it 'xen_flush_dma_page' and make it a nop on all platforms
> except ARM.
I am OK with making it a nop on x86, it makes sense.
However I would like to keep it called xen_dma_map_page: after all it
corresponds exactly to the native map_page dma_op. It is part of the same
> > On x86 they are basically nop.
> It calls page_to_phys in your patch. That is hardly nop.
I see. It is certainly worth optimizing it out on x86.
Of course if one day the x86 map_page dma_op starts doing something
useful, we can go back to call it from xen_dma_map_page.
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