[PATCH v7 00/17] Introduce ACPI for ARM64 based on ACPI 5.1

Tom Lendacky thomas.lendacky at amd.com
Fri Jan 16 07:16:06 PST 2015

Hi Will,

On 01/16/2015 08:55 AM, Will Deacon wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 02:45:30PM +0000, Tom Lendacky wrote:
>> I have tested ACPI-enablement patches for the amd-xgbe/amd-xgbe-phy
>> drivers that I'm about to submit upstream with the V7 patch series
>> on the AMD Seattle server platform. There does not appear to be support
>> for the _CCA attribute in this patch series. The amd-xgbe driver will
>> setup the device domain and cache attributes based on the presence of
>> this attribute, but it requires the arch support to assign the proper
>> DMA operations in order for it to all work correctly.
>> Overriding the _CCA attribute in the driver, I was able to successfully
>> test the driver and this patch series.
> Hopefully this will all be addressed when the IORT parts of ACPI have
> settled down (the current proposal allows for these attributes to be
> described as well as their interaction with things like IOMMUs).
> In the meantime, are you falling back to non-coherent DMA? If so, what
> attributes have you settled on? We need to be really careful not to
> corrupt data during cache invalidatation when mapping a non-coherent
> buffer for the CPU.

The override I used in the driver was to set the device to use AxDOMAIN
of 3 and AxCACHE of 0 so that the caches are not accessed.


> Will

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