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From: Nicolas Saenz Julienne <>
	Robin Murphy <>,
	Nicolas Saenz Julienne <>,
Subject: [RFC 0/4] Raspberry Pi 4 DMA addressing support
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:31:31 +0200
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Hi all,
this series attempts to address some issues we found while bringing up the new
Raspberry Pi 4 in arm64 and it's intended to serve as a follow up to this:

The new Raspberry Pi 4 has up to 4GB of ram but most devices can only address
the first GB of ram: the DMA address range is 0xc0000000-0xfc000000 which is
aliased to the first GB of memory 0x00000000-0x3c000000. Note that only some
devices have this limitations, the ARM cores, PCIe, GENET, and 40-bit DMA
channels have a wider view of the address space.

This is solved in arm32 by setting up the correct '.dma_zone_size = SZ_1G'
which takes care of the allocating the coherent memory area at the right spot
and also is taken into account in the arch specific 'dma_map_ops'.

Unfortunately there is no such thing as '.dma_zone_size' in arm64, to make
things worse it's assumed that all devices will be able to adress the first 4GB
of memory.

This raises two issues: the coherent memory reserves are located in an area not
accessible by most devices, and DMA streaming's dma_supported(), which fails
for most devices since it's min_mask isn't properly set. Note that the rest if
DMA streaming works fine thanks to the help of swiotlb.

On one hand I've implemented a function that parses the 'dma-range' on all
interconnects and tries to select a location for the coherent memory reserves
that'll fit all devices. I made the algorithm as simple as possible, based on
the existing devices limitations.

On the other I've added a new variable in dma-direct that allows modifying the
min_mask during the init process and taken care of setting it accordingly in
the arm64's init code.



Nicolas Saenz Julienne (4):
  arm64: mm: use arm64_dma_phys_limit instead of calling max_zone_dma_phys()
  arm64: mm: parse dma-ranges in order to better estimate arm64_dma_phys_limit
  dma-direct: add dma_direct_min_mask
  arm64: mm: set direct_dma_min_mask according to dma-ranges

 arch/arm64/mm/init.c | 69 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 kernel/dma/direct.c  |  4 ++-
 2 files changed, 67 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)


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2019-07-17 15:31 Nicolas Saenz Julienne [this message]
2019-07-17 15:31 ` [RFC 1/4] arm64: mm: use arm64_dma_phys_limit instead of calling max_zone_dma_phys() Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-07-17 15:31 ` [RFC 2/4] arm64: mm: parse dma-ranges in order to better estimate arm64_dma_phys_limit Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-07-24 13:54   ` Catalin Marinas
2019-07-17 15:31 ` [RFC 3/4] dma-direct: add dma_direct_min_mask Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-07-18  9:15   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-07-18 11:18     ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-07-19 13:08       ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-07-24 13:51         ` Catalin Marinas
2019-07-24 13:56           ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-07-24 14:27             ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-07-17 15:31 ` [RFC 4/4] arm64: mm: set direct_dma_min_mask according to dma-ranges Nicolas Saenz Julienne

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