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Re: [Xen-devel] dma_map_single returns 0 on ARM

On 27 October 2014 02:09, Julien Grall <julien.grall@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> On 25/10/2014 15:11, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
>> On Fri, 24 Oct 2014, Zoltan Kiss wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm trying to fire up the Ethernet port of a Hisilicon D01 board, and it
>>> fails
>>> when it wants to map the buffers to the device:
>>>                 phys = dma_map_single(&ndev->dev, priv->rx_buf[i],
>>>                                 RX_BUF_SIZE, DMA_FROM_DEVICE);
>>> This returns 0, while running on bare metal it works. Does anyone has an
>>> advice where should I look?
>> dma_map_single should just be a wrapper around dma_ops->map_page that in
>> dom0 is implemented by xen_swiotlb_map_page.
>>  From looking at the code the issue appears to be that dma_capable
>> returns false for your device.
>> In any case even if dma_map_single returned a valid address, keep in
>> mind that at the moment if the device is not dma coherent Linux needs
>> to be compiled with CONFIG_ARM_LPAE to be able to cache flush the
>> buffers correctly. But the failure in that case is a memory corruption
>> after the dma request is completed.
> There is no memory corruption if CONFIG_ARM_LPAE is not enabled. It will
> make crash DOM0 because of a BUG_ON in the swiotlb code (checking truncation
> between DMA and physical address). This would happen on platform where there
> is ram bank above 4G and when a guest is booting.
One basic question, if a system has SMMU (IOMMU) enabled, would xen
still use SWIOTLB for dom0?

> This option is only necessary for 3.17. Using 3.16 will throw lots of
> warning because netback is mapping multiple time the same grant. Linux 3.15
> and backwards will be "safe".
> Regards,
> --
> Julien Grall
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