[PATCH 1/5] of/fdt: allow FDT virtual address outside of linear direct mapping
ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org
Wed Mar 11 04:48:38 PDT 2015
On 11 March 2015 at 09:34, Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org> wrote:
> On 10 March 2015 at 22:47, Rob Herring <robh at kernel.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 5:03 AM, Ard Biesheuvel
>> <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org> wrote:
>>> The early FDT code reserves the physical region that contains the
>>> FDT, and uses __pa() to calculate the FDT's physical address.
>>> However, if the FDT is mapped outside of the linear direct mapping,
>>> __pa() cannot be used.
>>> So create a __weak default wrapper called fdt_virt_to_phys() around
>>> __pa(), and use that instead. This allows architectures to drop in
>>> their own virt/phys mapping for the FDT blob.
>>> Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
>>> I am aware that __weak functions are generally frowned upon, but in this
>>> case, I wonder if it is worth the trouble to add arch specific header files
>>> so we can include them here.
>>> drivers/of/fdt.c | 14 +++++++++++++-
>>> 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>> diff --git a/drivers/of/fdt.c b/drivers/of/fdt.c
>>> index 3a896c9aeb74..b10ce880000b 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/of/fdt.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/of/fdt.c
>>> @@ -547,6 +547,18 @@ static int __init __fdt_scan_reserved_mem(unsigned long node, const char *uname,
>>> + * fdt_virt_to_phys - translate a virtual address inside the FDT image
>>> + * to its corresponding physical address
>>> + *
>>> + * This needs to be overridden by the architecture if the virtual mapping
>>> + * of the FDT is separate from the linear direct mapping of system RAM
>>> + */
>>> +phys_addr_t __weak __init fdt_virt_to_phys(void *virt)
>>> + return __pa(virt);
>>> * early_init_fdt_scan_reserved_mem() - create reserved memory regions
>>> * This function grabs memory from early allocator for device exclusive use
>>> @@ -562,7 +574,7 @@ void __init early_init_fdt_scan_reserved_mem(void)
>>> /* Reserve the dtb region */
>>> - early_init_dt_reserve_memory_arch(__pa(initial_boot_params),
>>> + early_init_dt_reserve_memory_arch(fdt_virt_to_phys(initial_boot_params),
>> This is already a weak function call, so I'd rather change
>> early_init_dt_reserve_memory_arch to take the virt address and do the
>> conversion inside it.
>> Or we could just pass both addresses from the
>> arch code to the core code.
> Alternatively, could we just have a way to tell the core FDT code
> /not/ to do the reservation at all? It would make sense in the
> non-linear mapped FDT case to round up the reservation to the mapped
> size so that the remainder is not mapped elsewhere with different
> attributes, so it is not just the physical address but also the size
> that is different, and it is trivial to add the memblock_reserve() to
> the remapping code.
Actually, having the FDT region retain duplicate mappings of physical
pages that are not covered by the FDT memory reservation itself is not
recognized as a big deal, so memblock_reserve()'ing the actual size of
the FDT is fine.
But still, what you are proposing (I think) is update the prototype of
early_init_dt_scan() to take an additional physical address, which
would also involve updating a handful of architectures to modify the
call sites (yay). And the alternative to change
early_init_dt_reserve_memory_arch() to take a virtual address won't
work for high memory.
So what about just doing this instead?
@@ -574,7 +562,8 @@ void __init early_init_fdt_scan_reserved_mem(void)
/* Reserve the dtb region */
+ if (!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_OF_HAVE_VIRT_REMAPPED_FDT))
This way, it is left up to the architecture to decide which memory
(and how much) to reserve.
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