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Date:	Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:56:22 +0100
From:	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>
To:	Laura Abbott <lauraa@...eaurora.org>
Cc:	Will Deacon <Will.Deacon@....com>,
	David Riley <davidriley@...omium.org>,
	"linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
	Ritesh Harjain <ritesh.harjani@...il.com>,
	"linux-mm@...ck.org" <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv4 5/5] arm64: Add atomic pool for non-coherent and CMA
 allocations.

On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:36:49PM +0100, Laura Abbott wrote:
> On 7/18/2014 6:43 AM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 02, 2014 at 07:03:38PM +0100, Laura Abbott wrote:
> >> @@ -73,50 +124,56 @@ static void __dma_free_coherent(struct device *dev, size_t size,
> >>  				void *vaddr, dma_addr_t dma_handle,
> >>  				struct dma_attrs *attrs)
> >>  {
> >> +	bool freed;
> >> +	phys_addr_t paddr = dma_to_phys(dev, dma_handle);
> >> +
> >>  	if (dev == NULL) {
> >>  		WARN_ONCE(1, "Use an actual device structure for DMA allocation\n");
> >>  		return;
> >>  	}
> >>  
> >> -	if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DMA_CMA)) {
> >> -		phys_addr_t paddr = dma_to_phys(dev, dma_handle);
> >>  
> >> -		dma_release_from_contiguous(dev,
> >> +	freed = dma_release_from_contiguous(dev,
> >>  					phys_to_page(paddr),
> >>  					size >> PAGE_SHIFT);
> >> -	} else {
> >> +	if (!freed)
> >>  		swiotlb_free_coherent(dev, size, vaddr, dma_handle);
> >> -	}
> >>  }
> > 
> > Is __dma_free_coherent() ever called in atomic context? If yes, the
> > dma_release_from_contiguous() may not like it since it tries to acquire
> > a mutex. But since we don't have the gfp flags here, we don't have an
> > easy way to know what to call.
> > 
> > So the initial idea of always calling __alloc_from_pool() for both
> > coherent/non-coherent cases would work better (but still with a single
> > shared pool, see below).
> 
> We should be okay
> 
> __dma_free_coherent -> dma_release_from_contiguous -> cma_release which
> bounds checks the CMA region before taking any mutexes unless I missed
> something.

Ah, good point. I missed the pfn range check in
dma_release_from_contiguous.

> The existing behavior on arm is to not allow non-atomic allocations to be
> freed atomic context when CMA is enabled so we'd be giving arm64 more
> leeway there.  Is being able to free non-atomic allocations in atomic
> context really necessary?

No. I was worried that an atomic coherent allocation (falling back to
swiotlb) would trigger some CMA mutex in atomic context on the freeing
path. But you are right, it shouldn't happen.

> >> +		page = dma_alloc_from_contiguous(NULL, nr_pages,
> >> +					get_order(atomic_pool_size));
> >> +	else
> >> +		page = alloc_pages(GFP_KERNEL, get_order(atomic_pool_size));
> > 
> > One problem here is that the atomic pool wouldn't be able to honour
> > GFP_DMA (in the latest kernel, CMA is by default in ZONE_DMA). You
> > should probably pass GFP_KERNEL|GFP_DMA here. You could also use the
> > swiotlb_alloc_coherent() which, with a NULL dev, assumes 32-bit DMA mask
> > but it still expects GFP_DMA to be passed.
> > 
> 
> I think I missed updating this to GFP_DMA. The only advantage I would see
> to using swiotlb_alloc_coherent vs. alloc_pages directly would be to
> allow the fallback to using a bounce buffer if __get_free_pages failed.
> I'll keep this as alloc_pages for now; it can be changed later if there
> is a particular need for swiotlb behavior.

That's fine. Since we don't have a device at this point, I don't see how
swiotlb could fall back to the bounce buffer.

Thanks.

-- 
Catalin
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