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From: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
To: Nicolas Saenz Julienne <nsaenzjulienne@suse.de>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-riscv@lists.infradead.org,
	will@kernel.org, Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, f.fainelli@gmail.com,
	frowand.list@gmail.com, devicetree@vger.kernel.org,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	marc.zyngier@arm.com, robh+dt@kernel.org,
	linux-rpi-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org, phill@raspberryi.org,
	mbrugger@suse.com, eric@anholt.net, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	iommu@lists.linux-foundation.org, wahrenst@gmx.net,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@arm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 01/11] asm-generic: add dma_zone_size
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:45:36 +0100
Message-ID: <20190830144536.GJ36992@arrakis.emea.arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <027272c27398b950f207101a2c5dbc07a30a36bc.camel@suse.de>

On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 03:46:52PM +0200, Nicolas Saenz Julienne wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-08-26 at 09:09 +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 04:58:09PM +0200, Nicolas Saenz Julienne wrote:
> > > Some architectures have platform specific DMA addressing limitations.
> > > This will allow for hardware description code to provide the constraints
> > > in a generic manner, so as for arch code to properly setup it's memory
> > > zones and DMA mask.
> > 
> > I know this just spreads the arm code, but I still kinda hate it.
> 
> Rob's main concern was finding a way to pass the constraint from HW definition
> to arch without widening fdt's architecture specific function surface. I'd say
> it's fair to argue that having a generic mechanism makes sense as it'll now
> traverse multiple archs and subsystems.
> 
> I get adding globals like this is not very appealing, yet I went with it as it
> was the easier to integrate with arm's code. Any alternative suggestions?

In some discussion with Robin, since it's just RPi4 that we are aware of
having such requirement on arm64, he suggested that we have a permanent
ZONE_DMA on arm64 with a default size of 1GB. It should cover all arm64
SoCs we know of without breaking the single Image binary. The arch/arm
can use its current mach-* support.

I may like this more than the proposed early_init_dt_get_dma_zone_size()
here which checks for specific SoCs (my preferred way was to build the
mask from all buses described in DT but I hadn't realised the
complications).

-- 
Catalin
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Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-20 14:58 [PATCH v2 00/11] Raspberry Pi 4 DMA addressing support Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 01/11] asm-generic: add dma_zone_size Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-26  7:09   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-26 13:46     ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-28  9:44       ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-30 14:45       ` Catalin Marinas [this message]
2019-08-30 17:24         ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-09-02 13:01           ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 02/11] arm: use generic dma_zone_size Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 03/11] of/fdt: add of_fdt_machine_is_compatible function Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-20 17:16   ` Rob Herring
2019-08-20 17:27     ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 04/11] of/fdt: add early_init_dt_get_dma_zone_size() Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-20 17:14   ` Rob Herring
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 05/11] arm64: mm: use arm64_dma_phys_limit instead of calling max_zone_dma_phys() Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 06/11] arm64: rename variables used to calculate ZONE_DMA32's size Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 07/11] arm64: re-introduce max_zone_dma_phys() Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 08/11] arm64: use both ZONE_DMA and ZONE_DMA32 Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 09/11] dma-direct: turn ARCH_ZONE_DMA_BITS into a variable Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-26  7:05   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-26 11:33   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 10/11] arm64: edit zone_dma_bits to fine tune dma-direct min mask Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-26  7:06   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-26 11:08     ` Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-27  7:03       ` Petr Tesarik
2019-08-20 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 11/11] mm: refresh ZONE_DMA and ZONE_DMA32 comments in 'enum zone_type' Nicolas Saenz Julienne
2019-08-26  7:07   ` Christoph Hellwig

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