Re: ehci-pci breakage with dma-mapping changes in 5.4-rc2

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Tue Oct 08 2019 - 03:32:15 EST

On Mon, Oct 07, 2019 at 07:54:02PM -0400, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> > Do you want me to resend the patch as its own mail, or do you just take
> > it with a Tested-by: from me? If the former, I assume you're ok with me
> > adding your Signed-off-by?
> >
> > Thanks
> A question on the original change though -- what happens if a single
> device (or a single IOMMU domain really) does want >4G DMA address
> space? Was that not previously allowed either?

Your EHCI device actually supports the larger addressing. Without an
IOMMU (or with accidentally enabled passthrough mode as in your report)
that will use bounce buffers for physical address that are too large.
With an iommu we can just remap, and by default those remap addresses
are under 32-bit just to make everyones life easier.

The dma_get_required_mask function is misnamed unfortunately, what it
really means is the optimal mask, that is one that avoids bounce
buffering or other complications.