The alignment mismatch issues between the of_reserved_mem and the CMA setup requirement

From: Liu Jason
Date: Mon Nov 09 2015 - 04:39:54 EST

There is an alignment mismatch issue between the of_reserved_mem and the CMA setup requirement.

The alignment in Documentation/devicetree/bindings/reserved-memory/reserved-memory.txt

alignment (optional) - length based on parent's #size-cells
                        - Address boundary for alignment of allocation.

But this is not exactly match the CMA setup requirement if the alignment not set or set it not correctly.

The of_reserved_mem will get the alignment from the DTS and pass it to __memblock_alloc_base to
do the memory block allocation. If no alignment property in the DTS, the align will be SMP_CACHE_BYTES

BUT, The CMA setup require the alignment as the following in the code:

align = PAGE_SIZE << max(MAX_ORDER - 1, pageblock_order)

static int __init rmem_cma_setup(struct reserved_mem *rmem)
        phys_addr_t align = PAGE_SIZE << max(MAX_ORDER - 1, pageblock_order);
        phys_addr_t mask = align - 1;
        unsigned long node = rmem->fdt_node;
        struct cma *cma;
        int err;

        if (!of_get_flat_dt_prop(node, "reusable", NULL) ||
            of_get_flat_dt_prop(node, "no-map", NULL))
                return -EINVAL;

        if ((rmem->base & mask) || (rmem->size & mask)) {
                pr_err("Reserved memory: incorrect alignment of CMA region\n");
                return -EINVAL;

So, there is very likely that the alignment mismatch between the of_reserved_mem and the CMA setup requirement.
The sanity check in the rmem_cma_setup will fail and CMA not get set up in the end, this is not expected for CMA.

In the test, there will be following err log when this mismatch happen.

Reserved memory: incorrect alignment of CMA region.

The following patch to fix this issue, any comments?


diff --git a/drivers/of/of_reserved_mem.c b/drivers/of/of_reserved_mem.c
index 62f467b..a20d4d3 100644
--- a/drivers/of/of_reserved_mem.c
+++ b/drivers/of/of_reserved_mem.c
@@ -124,6 +124,15 @@ static int __init __reserved_mem_alloc_size(unsigned long node,
align = dt_mem_next_cell(dt_root_addr_cells, &prop);

+ if (of_flat_dt_is_compatible(node,"shared-dma-pool")) {
+ phys_addr_t align_required = PAGE_SIZE << max(MAX_ORDER - 1, pageblock_order);
+ if (!align || align != ALIGN(align, align_required)) {
+ pr_warn("Reserved memory: the alignment not set up correctly in '%s' node."
+ "change from %pa to %pa \n", uname, &align, &align_required);
+ align = align_required;
+ }
+ }

Best Regards,
Jason Liu

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