[Linaro-mm-sig] [RFC v2 1/2] dma-buf: Introduce dma buffer sharing mechanism

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Mon Dec 12 11:48:51 EST 2011

On Saturday 10 December 2011, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> If userspace (through some driver calls)
> tries to do stupid things, it'll just get garbage. See
> Message-ID: <CAKMK7uHeXYn-v_8cmpLNWsFY14KtmuRZy8YRKR5Xst2-2WdFSQ at mail.gmail.com>
> for my reasons why it think this is the right way to go forward. So in
> essence I'm really interested in the reasons why you want the kernel
> to enforce this (or I'm completely missing what's the contentious
> issue here).

This has nothing to do with user space mappings. Whatever user space does,
you get garbage if you don't invalidate cache lines that were introduced
through speculative prefetching before you access cache lines that were
DMA'd from a device.


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