[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 12/13] swiotlb-xen: use xen_alloc/free_coherent_pages

On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 05:50:45PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Aug 2013, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 07:32:33PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > Use xen_alloc_coherent_pages and xen_free_coherent_pages to allocate or
> > > free coherent pages.
> > > 
> > > We need to be careful handling the pointer returned by
> > > xen_alloc_coherent_pages, because on ARM the pointer is not equal to
> > > phys_to_virt(*dma_handle). In fact virt_to_phys on the returned pointer
> > > doesn't return a valid physical address.
> > 
> > Why is it called 'virt_to_phys'? What does it return then?
> virt_to_phys only works for kernel direct mapped RAM memory.
> In this case the virtual address could be an ioremap address, therefore
> passing it to virt_to_phys would give you another physical address that
> doesn't correspond to it.

Ah, so very much ARM (and in some way SPARC) specific. I think you need add 
some comments
in the code (And git commit) to explain this. Thank you.

Xen-devel mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.