Re: Regarding tx-nocache-copy in the Sheevaplug
From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Wed Oct 15 2014 - 18:45:33 EST
On Wed, 2014-10-15 at 14:57 -0700, Benjamin Poirier wrote:
> On 2014/10/13 12:52, LluÃs Batlle i Rossell wrote:
> > Hello,
> > on the 7th of January 2014 ths patch was applied:
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/1/7/307
> > [PATCH v2] net: Do not enable tx-nocache-copy by default
> > In the Sheevaplug (ARM Feroceon 88FR131 from Marvell) this made packets to be
> > sent corrupted. I think this machine has something special about the cache.
> > Enabling back this tx-nocache-copy (as it used to be before the patch) the
> > transfers work fine again. I think that most people, encountering this problem,
> > completely disable the tx offload instead of enabling back this setting.
> > Is this an ARM kernel problem regarding this platform?
> This is odd, only x86 defines ARCH_HAS_NOCACHE_UACCESS. On arm,
> skb_do_copy_data_nocache() should end up using __copy_from_user()
> regardless of tx-nocache-copy.
kmap_atomic()/kunmap_atomic() is missing, so we lack
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