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

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Tue Jan 29 08:48:13 EST 2008

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 08:16:17AM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> 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 ?

The current code is hardcoded at page shift 12. That's probably the
safest thing to do, since even though PAGE_SHIFT might be 16, if we're
doing the software-based 64K approach we can't use a smaller table.

See htab_get_table_size() in arch/powerpc/mm/hash_utils_64.c.

> 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.

Yep. Linear with a fixed offset.

> > 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.

Depending on the implementation, 2-4GB accesses _from_ PCI could mean
something else. But for most machines it doesn't, and I'm guessing cell
is one of those.


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