[PATCH 0/6] DISCONTIGMEM support for PPC32

Christophe LEROY christophe.leroy at c-s.fr
Wed Feb 21 18:06:10 AEDT 2018

Le 20/02/2018 à 17:14, Jonathan Neuschäfer a écrit :
> This patchset adds support for DISCONTIGMEM on 32-bit PowerPC. This is
> required to properly support the Nintendo Wii's memory layout, in which
> there are two blocks of RAM and MMIO in the middle.
> Previously, this memory layout was handled by code that joins the two
> RAM blocks into one, reserves the MMIO hole, and permits allocations of
> reserved memory in ioremap. This hack didn't work with resource-based
> allocation (as used for example in the GPIO driver for Wii[1]), however.
> After this patchset, users of the Wii can either select CONFIG_FLATMEM
> to get the old behaviour, or CONFIG_DISCONTIGMEM to get the new
> behaviour.

My question might me stupid, as I don't know PCC64 in deep, but when 
looking at page_is_ram() in arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c, I have the feeling 
the PPC64 implements ram by blocks. Isn't it what you are trying to 
achieve ? Wouldn't it be feasible to map to what's done in PPC64 for PPC32 ?


> Some parts of this patchset are probably not ideal (I'm thinking of my
> implementation of pfn_to_nid here), and will require some discussion/
> changes.
> [1]: https://www.spinics.net/lists/devicetree/msg213956.html
> Jonathan Neuschäfer (6):
>    powerpc/mm/32: Use pfn_valid to check if pointer is in RAM
>    powerpc: numa: Fix overshift on PPC32
>    powerpc: numa: Use the right #ifdef guards around functions
>    powerpc: numa: Restrict fake NUMA enulation to CONFIG_NUMA systems
>    powerpc: Implement DISCONTIGMEM and allow selection on PPC32
>    powerpc: wii: Don't rely on reserved memory hack if DISCONTIGMEM is
>      set
>   arch/powerpc/Kconfig                     |  5 ++++-
>   arch/powerpc/include/asm/mmzone.h        | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
>   arch/powerpc/mm/numa.c                   | 18 +++++++++++++++---
>   arch/powerpc/mm/pgtable_32.c             |  2 +-
>   arch/powerpc/platforms/embedded6xx/wii.c | 10 +++++++---
>   5 files changed, 48 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

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