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From: Nicolas Saenz Julienne <nsaenzjulienne@suse.de>
To: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
Cc: f.fainelli@gmail.com, mbrugger@suse.com, marc.zyngier@arm.com,
	Robin Murphy <Robin.Murphy@arm.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>,
	Qian Cai <cai@lca.pw>,
	wahrenst@gmx.net, m.szyprowski@samsung.com,
	phill@raspberrypi.org, will@kernel.org,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-rpi-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 3/4] arm64: use both ZONE_DMA and ZONE_DMA32
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:04:34 +0100
Message-ID: <6fd539b82cbbb2ae307a67a76eb4c2ead0bd5d4a.camel@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191031155145.GF39590@arrakis.emea.arm.com>

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On Thu, 2019-10-31 at 15:51 +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> (sorry, I've been away last week and only now caught up with emails)
> 
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 01:23:32PM +0200, Nicolas Saenz Julienne wrote:
> > On Mon, 2019-10-21 at 16:36 -0400, Qian Cai wrote:
> > > I managed to get more information here,
> > > 
> > > [    0.000000] cma: dma_contiguous_reserve(limit c0000000)
> > > [    0.000000] cma: dma_contiguous_reserve: reserving 64 MiB for global
> > > area
> > > [    0.000000] cma: cma_declare_contiguous(size 0x0000000004000000, base
> > > 0x0000000000000000, limit 0x00000000c0000000 alignment 0x0000000000000000)
> > > [    0.000000] cma: Failed to reserve 512 MiB
> > > 
> > > Full dmesg:
> > > 
> > > https://cailca.github.io/files/dmesg.txt
> > 
> > OK I got it, reproduced it too.
> > 
> > Here are the relevant logs:
> > 
> > 	[    0.000000]   DMA      [mem 0x00000000802f0000-0x00000000bfffffff]
> > 	[    0.000000]   DMA32    [mem 0x00000000c0000000-0x00000000ffffffff]
> > 	[    0.000000]   Normal   [mem 0x0000000100000000-0x00000097fcffffff]
> > 
> > As you can see ZONE_DMA spans from 0x00000000802f0000-0x00000000bfffffff
> > which
> > is slightly smaller than 1GB.
> > 
> > 	[    0.000000] crashkernel reserved: 0x000000009fe00000 -
> > 0x00000000bfe00000 (512 MB)
> > 
> > Here crashkernel reserved 512M in ZONE_DMA.
> > 
> > 	[    0.000000] cma: Failed to reserve 512 MiB
> > 
> > CMA tried to allocate 512M in ZONE_DMA which fails as there is no enough
> > space.
> > Makes sense.
> > 
> > A fix could be moving crashkernel reservations after CMA and then if unable
> > to
> > fit in ZONE_DMA try ZONE_DMA32 before bailing out. Maybe it's a little over
> > the
> > top, yet although most devices will be fine with ZONE_DMA32, the RPi4 needs
> > crashkernel to be reserved in ZONE_DMA.
> 
> Does RPi4 need CMA in ZONE_DMA? If not, I'd rather reserve the CMA from
> ZONE_DMA32.

Yes, CMA is imperatively to be reserved in ZONE_DMA.

> Even if you moved the crash kernel, someone else might complain that
> they had 2GB of CMA and it no longer works.

I have yet to look into it, but I've been told that on x86/x64 they have a
'high' flag to be set alongside with crashkernel that forces the allocation
into ZONE_DMA32. We could mimic this behavior for big servers that don't depend
on ZONE_DMA but need to reserve big chunks of memory.

Regards,
Nicolas


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Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-11 18:25 [PATCH v6 0/4] Raspberry Pi 4 DMA addressing support Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-09-11 18:25 ` [PATCH v6 1/4] arm64: mm: use arm64_dma_phys_limit instead of calling max_zone_dma_phys() Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-09-11 18:25 ` [PATCH v6 2/4] arm64: rename variables used to calculate ZONE_DMA32's size Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-09-11 18:25 ` [PATCH v6 3/4] arm64: use both ZONE_DMA and ZONE_DMA32 Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-10-21 14:15   ` Qian Cai
2019-10-21 14:34     ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-10-21 14:46       ` Qian Cai
2019-10-21 17:01         ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-10-21 17:25           ` Qian Cai
2019-10-21 17:55             ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-10-21 20:36               ` Qian Cai
2019-10-22 11:23                 ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-10-23  7:11                   ` Matthias Brugger
2019-10-31 15:51                   ` Catalin Marinas
2019-10-31 16:04                     ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne [this message]
2019-10-31 18:02                       ` Catalin Marinas
2019-10-31 18:11                         ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-10-31 18:13                           ` Catalin Marinas
2019-12-03  5:08   ` John Stultz
2019-12-03  5:38     ` John Stultz
2019-12-03  6:03       ` John Stultz
2019-12-03 10:12         ` Will Deacon
2019-12-03 11:19           ` Catalin Marinas
2019-09-11 18:25 ` [PATCH v6 4/4] mm: refresh ZONE_DMA and ZONE_DMA32 comments in 'enum zone_type' Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-10-01 16:05 ` [PATCH v6 0/4] Raspberry Pi 4 DMA addressing support Catalin Marinas

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