[PATCH v3] arm64: enable EDAC on arm64
will.deacon at arm.com
Fri May 9 10:55:05 PDT 2014
On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 06:33:40PM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 06:04:45PM +0100, Will Deacon wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 05:29:52PM +0100, Rob Herring wrote:
> > > On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:01 AM, Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com> wrote:
> > > > Looking at the edac_mc_scrub_block code, atomic_scrub is always called with
> > > > a normal, cacheable mapping (kmap_atomic) so that doesn't help us (although
> > > > it means the exclusives will at least succeed).
> > > >
> > > > The problem of speculative reads by the CPU could be solved by unmapped the
> > > > DMA buffer when we transfer the ownership over to the device (instead of
> > > > invalidating it after the transfer). However, I'm now slightly confused as
> > > > to how atomic_scrub fixes errors reported at any cache level higher than
> > > > L1. Do we need cache-flushing to ensure that the exclusive-store propagates
> > > > to the point of failure?
> > >
> > > The whole point of scrubbing is to stop repeated error reporting of
> > > correctable errors. For example, you do a write to memory and the ECC
> > > code is added to it. Suppose the data stored in the memory gets
> > > corrupted either on the write or some time later you get a bit flip in
> > > the memory cell. Then when the data is read from memory, the memory
> > > controller will detect the error, correct it, and trigger and ECC
> > > correctable error interrupt. It will do this every time you read that
> > > memory location because the error occurred on the write. The only way
> > > to clear the error is re-writing memory.
> > Thanks for the explanation.
> > > As long as that cache line is dirty, no reads from that memory location
> > > will occur as other readers will get the line from other cores, the L2, or
> > > the line will get pushed out to memory first.
> > Agreed, if all of the readers are coherent.
> Just to get things moving on this patch, do we agree that it is only safe
> for coherent DMA? If so, do we merge it on the grounds that people
> needing EDAC only use it with DMA-coherent memory? The comment for
> atomic_scrub should be updated to state coherent DMA only.
> We could check the dma_ops in atomic_scrub but I don't think it's worth
Well, I think we should do *something* for the non-coherent case, otherwise
we're going to have fun debugging random buffer corruption. Could we disable
scrubbing from the dma_bus_notifier the moment we find a non-coherent
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