[alsa-devel] USB transfer_buffer allocations on 64bit systems
hancockrwd at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 22:39:04 CEST 2010
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Sarah Sharp
<sarah.a.sharp at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:02:53AM -0600, Robert Hancock wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 2:34 AM, Daniel Mack <daniel at caiaq.de> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 05:38:13PM -0600, Robert Hancock wrote:
>> >> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Sarah Sharp
>> >> <sarah.a.sharp at linux.intel.com> wrote:
>> >> > What makes you think that? I've seen URB buffers with 64-bit DMA
>> >> > addresses. I can tell when the debug polling loop runs and I look at
>> >> > the DMA addresses the xHCI driver is feeding to the hardware:
>> >> >
>> >> > Dev 1 endpoint ring 0:
>> >> > xhci_hcd 0000:05:00.0: @71a49800 01000680 00080000 00000008 00000841
>> >> >
>> >> > So the TRB at address 71a49800 is pointing to a buffer at address
>> >> > 0x0008000001000680.
>> >> I'm not sure why the address would be that huge, unless it's not
>> >> actually a physical address, or there's some kind of remapping going
>> >> on?
>> >> >
>> >> > If I'm setting a DMA mask wrong somewhere, or doing something else to
>> >> > limit the DMA to 32-bit, then please let me know.
>> >> The DMA mask for the controller isn't being set anywhere (in the
>> >> version that's in Linus' current git anyway). In that case it'll
>> >> default to 32-bit and any DMA mappings above 4GB will need to be
>> >> remapped. The controller driver doesn't do the mapping itself but the
>> >> USB core does, passing in the controller device as the one doing the
>> >> DMA, so if the controller's DMA mask is set to 32-bit then the buffers
>> >> passed in will get remapped/bounced accordingly.
>> > So if we're seeing physical addresses in the log above, and the xHCI
>> > driver does not explicitly allow the USB core to use addresses above
>> > 4GB, why shouldn't the same thing be true as well for EHCI?
>> > (Which would then be exactly the case we're seeing)
>> That is a bit suspicious, yes. With the DMA mask at default I don't
>> expect that should happen. Sarah, what kind of traffic was happening
>> when you saw that (bulk, isochronous, etc)?
> Ring 0 is the default control ring, so it must be control transfers.
> That's the first control transfer on the ring (and it didn't fill), so
> it must have come from the USB core.
> I was running the USB mass storage driver, and the bulk endpoint rings
> don't have the high 32-bits of the address set. It mostly uses the
> scatter-gather interface, which calls usb_buffer_map_sg(), so that's not
Is this machine using an IOMMU or something which would be remapping
physical addresses? That address 0x0008000001000680 seems huge, I
don't see how it could even be a valid bus address otherwise..
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