Re: Regression (ARM) arch/arm/mm/init.c doesn't build without CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT.

From: Santosh Shilimkar
Date: Mon Jan 06 2014 - 18:42:52 EST

On Monday 06 January 2014 05:39 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 06, 2014 at 08:28:20PM +0100, Krzysztof HaÅasa wrote:
>> Russell, Santosh,
>> the unneeded commit causing regression is still in place. Please try to
>> compile an ARM kernel without CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT and with
>> CONFIG_ZONE_DMA and see for yourself, if you don't believe me.
>> Please be aware that this commit fixes nothing, its only function is
>> causing the regression - so we don't lose anything by reverting it.
>> If the attached wasn't clear, what the defective commit presently does
>> is changing a perfectly valid code into a code referencing a variable
>> which (without CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT set) doesn't at all exist.
>> With CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT set, this commit does precisely nothing.
> Right, so, with Assabet, which has CONFIG_DMA_ZONE=y and
> $ make O=../build/assabet arch/arm/mm/init.i
> gives:
> arm_dma_limit = __pv_phys_offset + arm_dma_zone_size - 1;
> with or without Santosh's patch. So, with V2P patching in place, there's
> absolutely no functional difference.
> With CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT=n, before Santosh's patch:
> arm_dma_limit = (0xc0000000UL) + arm_dma_zone_size - 1;
> After:
> arm_dma_limit = __pv_phys_offset + arm_dma_zone_size - 1;
> and this breaks the build because there is no __pv_phys_offset symbol.
> Now, the case which matters for Santosh is the first case - the one
> where CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT=y. We can clearly see that after
> preprocessing, the results are 100% identical.
> Therefore, I find myself agreeing with Krzysztof that the commit is
> bad, has no functional change for the case it was proposed to solve,
> and needs to be reverted.
May be I missed your point but I ended up creating the patch because
the CMA reservation was failing on Keystone since the arm_dma_limit
wasn't right since it wasn't considering the actual __pv_phys_offset.

Isn't that an issue ?

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