[PATCH v8 02/21] acpi: fix acpi_os_ioremap for arm64

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Wed Feb 4 09:52:56 PST 2015

On Wed, Feb 04, 2015 at 04:16:34PM +0000, Timur Tabi wrote:
> On 02/04/2015 10:08 AM, Mark Salter wrote:
> > acpi_os_remap() is used to map ACPI tables. These tables may be in ram
> > which are already included in the kernel's linear RAM mapping. So we
> > need ioremap_cache to avoid two mappings to the same physical page
> > having different caching attributes.
> Would it be possible to modify ioremap() so that it can tell whether the 
> memory is already mapped in some way, and then use a compatible remapping?

No. We have some semantics for ioremap() and it should return
non-cacheable mapping.

ioremap_cache() checks whether the page is RAM already and returns the
existing kernel linear mapping on arm64.


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