Re: dma-debug: check_for_stack background?
From: Ming Lei
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 02:41:53 EST
2009/6/16 FUJITA Tomonori <fujita.tomonori@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:13:55 +0200
> Joerg Roedel <joerg.roedel@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:43:42PM +0200, Stefan Richter wrote:
>> > Ben Dooks wrote:
>> >> On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 08:56:29PM +0200, Stefan Richter wrote:
>> >>> the DMA debug facility warns about mappings of on-stack memory.
>> >>> What's the problem with that?
>> > ...
>> >> I'm not sure if it is possible on all architectures, however the
>> >> DMA mapping documentation prohibts the use of stack memory.
>> > Ah, it has all been documented in plain sight for ages. Thanks for the
>> > pointer.
>> Problem is that the stack might go away or could be otherwise reused
>> while the DMA is in-flight. This could cause really hard to debug
> Not true. Even if you use the stack buffer for DMA synchronously, it
> doesn't work (we had the bad code like starting dma and waiting for
> the completion).
Yes, there is cache alignement problem for stack buffer also.
> On some architectures, we can't use the stack buffer for DMA. That's
> why the DMA mapping documentation prohibits the use of stack memory
> for DMA.
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