[alsa-devel] [PATCH] MIPS: Fixups of ALSA memory maps
tiwai at suse.de
Tue Nov 17 10:29:10 CET 2009
At Mon, 16 Nov 2009 18:43:24 +0100,
Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 06:12:22PM +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > Actually, this has been a looong-standing problem.
> > I have a series of patches to fix these issues, but it's more
> > intensively involved with dma_*() functions.
> > The patches can be found in test/dma-fix branch of sound GIT tree.
> > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound-2.6.git test/dma-fix
> > This basically adds dma_mmap_coherent() function to feasible
> > architectures, which is already implemented for ARM, so far.
> Cool - but needs a little further tweaking to work right. That's a
> solution which will use uncached accesses on all MIPS systems.
> IP27/IP35-family machines will explode when you try that. Eventually the
> cache coherency logic will notice that cache, directory caches and memory
> have become inconsistent and bombard the CPU with a bunch of nasty
OK, that's really bad.
> For cache-coherent machines otoh it's a big waste of performance.
> int dma_mmap_coherent(struct device *dev, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> void *cpu_addr, dma_addr_t handle, size_t size)
> struct page *pg;
> if (!plat_device_is_coherent(dev))
> vma->vm_page_prot = pgprot_noncached(vma->vm_page_prot);
> cpu_addr = (void *)dma_addr_to_virt(handle);
> pg = virt_to_page(cpu_addr);
> return remap_pfn_range(vma, vma->vm_start,
> page_to_pfn(pg) + vma->vm_pgoff,
> size, vma->vm_page_prot);
> Thomas - you're the IP28 specialist. Would the plat_device_is_coherent()
> above have to become a cpu_is_noncoherent_r10000() call? Any further
Thanks for checking!
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