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Date:   Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:37:37 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Robin Murphy <>
Cc:     Esben Haabendal <>,,
        YueHaibing <>,
        Michal Simek <>,, Yang Wei <>,
        Luis Chamberlain <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 08/12] net: ll_temac: Fix iommu/swiotlb leak

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 03:43:20PM +0100, Robin Murphy wrote:
> On 26/04/2019 15:21, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> >On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 09:32:27AM +0200, Esben Haabendal wrote:
> >>Unmap the actual buffer length, not the amount of data received.
> >
> >Hi Esben
> >
> >The patch Subject does not seem to match the content?
> >
> >Also, there can be performance advantages of just unmapping the
> >received length. The unmap operation does a cache invalidate, which
> >can be expensive. Consider the effort of unmapping a 64 byte ACK vs 9K
> >jumbo frame?
> If the size passed to dma_unmap_*() is not the same as was passed to the
> corresponding dma_map_*(), that is fundamentally incorrect use of the API
> and may lead to warnings, resource exhaustion, or possibly even corruption
> and crashes for some DMA API implementations.
> If there's a case where you just need to look at a small part of the buffer
> right now, but can unmap the whole thing properly later. then
> dma_sync_single_*() does allow operating on partial buffers. Even better, if
> you're able to recycle buffers in your Rx pool you could potentially replace
> the unmap/map dance altogether with some careful use of sync_single.

Hi Robin

Thanks for the info.

I went back to the driver i was thinking of, and it is using
dma_sync_single_range_for_cpu() for just the received packet length.

Sorry for the mixup.


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