[Cbe-oss-dev] [PATCH 3/3] Cell IOMMU static mapping support

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Jan 29 08:16:17 EST 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-28 at 10:23 -0600, Olof Johansson wrote:
> Ok, makes sense.
> I was going to protest the hack for >32GB configs, with the motivation
> that just using the htab-backed window is way too small for such a
> config. However, with 32GB memory and 4K pages, that window is 512MB, so
> we should be fine.

Might be a problem with 64K pages tho... Or do we use the same
calculation ?

In addition, on those blades, really the only device that is limited to
32 bits (and thus is forced to use the iommu remapped region) is USB.

> Having that described in the patch (or at least in the patch description)
> to make it more clear could be good. That, and the fact that the mapping
> is offset on <32GB memory machines, and thus not really a 1:1 mapping.

Should be called a "linear" mapping.

> Does the cell I/O bridge reflect out accesses to 2-4GB on the bus
> again? If not, that could be another place to stick the dynamic range
> for large config machines.

On the PCI bus itself, 2-4GB is where MMIO sits.


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