Re: [PATCH] mtd: bcm47xxsflash: use ioremap_cachable() instead of KSEG0ADDR()

From: RafaÅ MiÅecki
Date: Fri Feb 26 2016 - 05:41:45 EST

On 24 January 2016 at 21:17, Maciej W. Rozycki <macro@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Jan 2016, RafaÅ MiÅecki wrote:
>> KSEG0ADDR was translating 0x1c000000 into 0x9c000000. With
>> ioremap_cachable we use MIPS's __ioremap (and remap_area_pages). This
>> results in different address (e.g. 0xc0080000) but it still should be
>> cached as expected and it was successfully tested with BCM47186B0.
> This is due to this piece:
> /*
> * Map uncached objects in the low 512mb of address space using KSEG1,
> * otherwise map using page tables.
> */
> if (IS_LOW512(phys_addr) && IS_LOW512(last_addr) &&
> flags == _CACHE_UNCACHED)
> return (void __iomem *) CKSEG1ADDR(phys_addr);
> special-casing uncached mapping only (replicated in 2 places). I think
> there will really be no harm from returning a KSEG0 mapping for calls
> requesting a caching mode equal to `_page_cachable_default', which --
> depending on the cache architecture -- will have been either hardwired or
> prearranged via Config.K0. I think there's really no need to put pressure
> on the TLB, which may be small, in cases where a fixed mapping will do.

No, it isn't hitting condition you pointed. We call ioremap_cachable
which uses _page_cachable_default as a flag. This flag
(_page_cachable_default) isn't equal to the _CACHE_UNCACHED.

Moreover code you pointed uses CKSEG1ADDR which would result in
setting bit KSEG1 (0xa0000000). As I pointed in the commit message
address it ORed with KSEG2 (0xc0000000).

So what really happens is what my commit message says:
ioremap_cachable -> __ioremap -> remap_area_pages