Re: use generic DMA mapping code in powerpc V4

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Sat Dec 08 2018 - 12:17:50 EST

On Sun, Dec 02, 2018 at 05:11:02PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> Talking of which ... Christoph, not sure if we can do something about
> this at the DMA API level or keep hacks but some adapters such as the
> nVidia GPUs have a HW hack we can use to work around their limitations
> in that case.
> They have a register that can program a fixed value for the top bits
> that they don't support.
> This works fine for any linear mapping with an offset, provided they
> can program the offset in that register and they have enough DMA range
> to cover all memory from that offset.
> I can probably get the info about this from them so we can exploit it
> in nouveau.

I think we can expose the direct mapping offset if people care enough,
we just have to be very careful designing the API. I'll happily leave
that to those that actually want to use it, but I'll gladly help
reviewing it.