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Date:   Sat, 9 May 2020 17:49:31 +0200
From:   Christophe Leroy <>
To:     Qian Cai <>, Christophe Leroy <>,
        Michael Ellerman <>
Cc:     linuxppc-dev <>,
        LKML <>
Subject: Re: ioremap() called early from pnv_pci_init_ioda_phb()

Le 08/05/2020 à 19:41, Qian Cai a écrit :
>> On May 8, 2020, at 10:39 AM, Qian Cai <> wrote:
>> Booting POWER9 PowerNV has this message,
>> "ioremap() called early from pnv_pci_init_ioda_phb+0x420/0xdfc. Use early_ioremap() instead”
>> but use the patch below will result in leaks because it will never call early_iounmap() anywhere. However, it looks me it was by design that phb->regs mapping would be there forever where it would be used in pnv_ioda_get_inval_reg(), so is just that check_early_ioremap_leak() initcall too strong?
>> --- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/pci-ioda.c
>> +++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/pci-ioda.c
>> @@ -36,6 +36,7 @@
>> #include <asm/firmware.h>
>> #include <asm/pnv-pci.h>
>> #include <asm/mmzone.h>
>> +#include <asm/early_ioremap.h>
>> #include <misc/cxl-base.h>
>> @@ -3827,7 +3828,7 @@ static void __init pnv_pci_init_ioda_phb(struct device_node *np,
>>         /* Get registers */
>>         if (!of_address_to_resource(np, 0, &r)) {
>>                 phb->regs_phys = r.start;
>> -               phb->regs = ioremap(r.start, resource_size(&r));
>> +               phb->regs = early_ioremap(r.start, resource_size(&r));
>>                 if (phb->regs == NULL)
>>                         pr_err("  Failed to map registers !\n”);
> This will also trigger a panic with debugfs reads, so isn’t that this commit bogus at least for powerpc64?
> d538aadc2718 (“powerpc/ioremap: warn on early use of ioremap()")

No d538aadc2718 is not bogus. That's the point, we want to remove all 
early usages of ioremap() in order to remove the hack with the 
ioremap_bot stuff and all, and stick to the generic ioremap logic.

In order to do so, all early use of ioremap() has to be converted to 
early_ioremap() or to fixmap or anything else that allows to do ioremaps 
before the slab is ready.

early_ioremap() is for temporary mappings necessary at boottime. For 
long lasting mappings, another method is to be used.

Now, the point is that other architectures like for instance x86 don't 
seem to have to use early_ioremap() much. Powerpc is for instance doing 
early mappings for PCI. Seems like x86 initialises PCI once slab is 
ready. Can't powerpc do the same ?


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