[PATCH 4/4] arm64: gicv3: its: Increase FORCE_MAX_ZONEORDER for Cavium ThunderX

Robert Richter robert.richter at caviumnetworks.com
Wed May 20 05:31:59 PDT 2015

On 20.05.15 13:22:13, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On Tue, 12 May 2015 18:24:16 +0100
> Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 05:20:49PM +0100, Robert Richter wrote:
> > > On 12.05.15 13:30:57, Will Deacon wrote:

> > > For allocation of 16MB cont. phys mem of a defconfig kernel (4KB
> > > default pagesize) I see this different approaches:
> > 
> > 16MB sounds like an awful lot. Is this because you have tonnes of MSIs or
> > a sparse DeviceID space or both?
> That's probably due to the sparseness of the DeviceID space. With some
> form of bridge number encoded on top of the BFD number, the device
> table is enormous, and I don't see a nice way to avoid it...

Right. At the momement out of 21 bits (16MB) we currently have 2 spare
bits, which reduces the actually size used to 4MB. Though, for the
current cpu model we can reduce it at least to 8MB total.

I will come up with an additional patch setting this to 8MB.

As said before, I also write on a patch to use CMA.



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