Re: [PATCH V6 1/3] dma-mapping: Introduce device_is_coherent() as ahelper
From: Robin Murphy
Date: Fri Sep 22 2017 - 09:44:59 EST
On 22/09/17 03:13, éåæ wrote:
> Hi, Robin,
> Before 2.6.36 dma_get_cache_alignment is arch-dependent, and it is unified in commit 4565f0170dfc849b3629c27d7 ("dma-mapping: unify dma_get_cache_alignment implementations"). Should we revert to the old implementation?
Not quite - I mean instead of adding an ops->device_is_coherent callback
(which cannot really have a safe fallback value either way) and trying
to enforce that dma_get_cache_alignment() should be the only valid
caller, just add an ops->get_cache_alignment callback directly.
> ------------------ Original ------------------
> From: "Robin Murphy"<robin.murphy@xxxxxxx>;
> Date: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 06:47 PM
> To: "Huacai Chen"<chenhc@xxxxxxxxxx>; "Christoph Hellwig"<hch@xxxxxx>;
> Cc: "Marek Szyprowski"<m.szyprowski@xxxxxxxxxxx>; "Andrew Morton"<akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "Fuxin Zhang"<zhangfx@xxxxxxxxxx>; "linux-kernel"<linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "James E . J . Bottomley"<jejb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "Martin K . Petersen"<martin.petersen@xxxxxxxxxx>; "linux-scsi"<linux-scsi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "stable"<stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
> Subject: Re: [PATCH V6 1/3] dma-mapping: Introduce device_is_coherent() as ahelper
> On 19/09/17 09:52, Huacai Chen wrote:
>> We will use device_is_coherent() as a helper function, which will be
>> used in the next patch.
>> There is a MIPS-specific plat_device_is_coherent(), but we need a more
>> generic solution, so add and use a new function pointer in dma_map_ops.
> I think we're heading in the right direction with the series, but I
> still don't like this patch. I can pretty much guarantee that driver
> authors *will* abuse a generic device_is_coherent() API to mean "I can
> skip other DMA API calls and just use virt_to_phys()".
> I think it would be far better to allow architectures to provide their
> own override of dma_get_cache_alignment(), and let the coherency detail
> remain internal to the relevant arch implementations.
>> @@ -697,6 +698,15 @@ static inline void *dma_zalloc_coherent(struct device *dev, size_t size,
>> #ifdef CONFIG_HAS_DMA
>> +static inline int device_is_coherent(struct device *dev)
>> + const struct dma_map_ops *ops = get_dma_ops(dev);
>> + if (ops && ops->device_is_coherent)
>> + return ops->device_is_coherent(dev);
>> + else
>> + return 1; /* compatible behavior */
> That is also quite scary - if someone now adds a new
> dma_get_cache_alignemnt() call and dutifully passes a non-NULL device,
> they will now get back an alignment of 1 on all non-coherent platforms
> except MIPS: hello data corruption.
>> static inline int dma_get_cache_alignment(void)
>> #ifdef ARCH_DMA_MINALIGN