[PATCH 8/8] Cell IOMMU fixed mapping support

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Wed Jan 30 02:50:48 EST 2008

On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 02:13:45AM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 09:15 -0600, Olof Johansson wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 01:14:03AM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > 
> > > For example a machine with 4GB of memory would end up with the normal
> > > IOMMU window from 0-2GB and the fixed mapping window from 2GB to 6GB. In
> > > this case a 64-bit device wishing to DMA to 1GB would be told to DMA to
> > > 3GB, plus any offset required by firmware. The firmware offset is encoded
> > > in the "dma-ranges" property.
> > 
> > Shouldn't the fixed mapping be between 4G and 8G (and the offset for 1G
> > is at 5G), to account for the MMIO range at 2-4G?
> I don't think so, ie. it works setup like that, but I'm not entirely
> sure why. Presumably the 2-4GB for MMIO is only for cycles heading out
> of the CPU.

Ben denied that being so yesterday. :-)

If that's the case, then you can stick the dynamic range there for >32GB
configs, since it's still addressable with 32 bits.


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