[PATCH 1/3] ARM: Premit ioremap() to map reserved pages

Wang Nan wangnan0 at huawei.com
Wed Jan 22 06:25:14 EST 2014

This patch relaxes the restriction set by commit 309caa9cc, which
prohibit ioremap() on all kernel managed pages.

Other architectures, such as x86 and (some specific platforms of) powerpc,
allow such mapping.

ioremap() pages is an efficient way to avoid arm's mysterious cache control.
This feature will be used for arm kexec support to ensure copied data goes into
RAM even without cache flushing, because we found that flush_cache_xxx can't
reliably flush code to memory.

Signed-off-by: Wang Nan <wangnan0 at huawei.com>
Cc: <stable at vger.kernel.org> # 3.4+
Cc: Eric Biederman <ebiederm at xmission.com>
Cc: Russell King <rmk+kernel at arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Geng Hui <hui.geng at huawei.com>
 arch/arm/mm/ioremap.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/mm/ioremap.c b/arch/arm/mm/ioremap.c
index f123d6e..98b1c10 100644
--- a/arch/arm/mm/ioremap.c
+++ b/arch/arm/mm/ioremap.c
@@ -298,7 +298,7 @@ void __iomem * __arm_ioremap_pfn_caller(unsigned long pfn,
 	 * Don't allow RAM to be mapped - this causes problems with ARMv6+
-	if (WARN_ON(pfn_valid(pfn)))
+	if (WARN_ON(pfn_valid(pfn) && !PageReserved(pfn_to_page(pfn))))
 		return NULL;
 	area = get_vm_area_caller(size, VM_IOREMAP, caller);

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