Re: [RFC 2/4] PCI: generic: Add support for ARM64 and MSI(x)
From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Thu Oct 09 2014 - 06:52:09 EST
On Thursday 09 October 2014 10:04:20 Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 08, 2014 at 03:47:43PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Wednesday 08 October 2014 11:19:43 Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> > Please look at the procfs interface again. That one can be defined
> > in two ways (either like sparc and arm, or like powerpc and microblaze)
> > but either one should be able to work with user space that expects
> > that interface and break with user space that expects the other one.
> I agree as long as pci_mmap_page_range() is concerned, but I am
> referring to the pci_mmap_fits() implementation here:
> start = vma->vm_pgoff;
> size = ((pci_resource_len(pdev, resno) - 1) >> PAGE_SHIFT) + 1;
> pci_start = (mmap_api == PCI_MMAP_PROCFS) ?
> pci_resource_start(pdev, resno) >> PAGE_SHIFT : 0;
> if (start >= pci_start && start < pci_start + size &&
> start + nr <= pci_start + size)
> return 1;
> return 0;
> pci_mmap_fits(), when mapping from procfs always check the offset against
> resources, which are fixed-up addresses. If we passed the values dumped
> from the device config space (as pci_mmap_page_range() expects on arm) IMHO
> the check above would fail (always referring to platforms where
> mem_offset != 0).
Ah, I see it now too.
> Last changes where introduced by commit 8c05cd08a, whose commit log adds
> to my confusion:
> "[...] I think what we want here is for pci_start to be 0 when mmap_api ==
> But that's not what the code does.
My best guess is that this is a typo and that Darrick meant PCI_MMAP_SYSFS
in the changelog, which is the same thing that the code does. It's also
the sensible thing to do.
This probably means that the procfs interface is now also broken on
> I will try to grab an integrator board to give it a go.
Ok, good idea.
> > > Or we can add mem_offset to the host bridge (after all architectures like
> > > PowerPC and Microblaze have a pci_mem_offset variable in their host
> > > controllers), but still, this removes pci_sys_data dependency but does
> > > not solve the pci_mmap_page_range() issue.
> > The host bridge already stores the mem_offset in terms of the resource
> > list, so we could readily use that, except that it might break the
> > powerpc hack if that is still in use.
> Well, yes, I am not saying it can't be done by using the resources list,
> I am just trying to understand if that's really useful.
The PCI core tries to be ready for PCI host bridges that have multiple
discontiguous memory spaces with different offsets, although I don't know
of anybody has that. However if we decide to implement a generic
pci_mmap_page_range that tries to take the offset into account, we should
use the resource list in the host bridge because it can tell us the correct
However, given what you found, the procfs interface being broken since
2010 on both architectures (arm32 and sparc) that try to honor the offset,
we should probably go back to your previous suggestion of removing
the offset handling, which would make it possible to use the procfs
interface and the sysfs interface on all architectures.
Would you be able to prepare a patch that does this and circulate that
with the sparc, powerpc and microblaze maintainers as well as Darrick
and Martin who were involved with the pci_mmap_fits change?
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