[PATCH 06/10] soc/qbman: Add ARM equivalent for flush_dcache_range()
scott.wood at nxp.com
Wed Jan 18 15:36:18 PST 2017
On 01/18/2017 05:12 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 05:39:36PM -0500, Roy Pledge wrote:
>> From: Claudiu Manoil <claudiu.manoil at nxp.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Madalin Bucur <madalin.bucur at nxp.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Claudiu Manoil <claudiu.manoil at nxp.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Roy Pledge <roy.pledge at nxp.com>
>> drivers/soc/fsl/qbman/qman_ccsr.c | 6 ++++++
>> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/drivers/soc/fsl/qbman/qman_ccsr.c b/drivers/soc/fsl/qbman/qman_ccsr.c
>> index 43feaa9..67ae073 100644
>> --- a/drivers/soc/fsl/qbman/qman_ccsr.c
>> +++ b/drivers/soc/fsl/qbman/qman_ccsr.c
>> @@ -446,8 +446,14 @@ static int zero_priv_mem(struct device *dev, struct device_node *node,
>> return -ENOMEM;
>> memset(tmpp, 0, sz);
>> +#ifdef CONFIG_PPC
>> flush_dcache_range((unsigned long)tmpp,
>> (unsigned long)tmpp + sz);
>> +#elif defined(CONFIG_ARM)
>> + __cpuc_flush_dcache_area(tmpp, sz);
> Please do not fiddle about under the covers, there be dragons there.
> It looks to me like you're trying to use __cpuc_flush_dcache_area()
> on an area that's been ioremap()'d, which is a waste of CPU cycles.
> ioremap()'d areas are mapped as "device" memory type, which means
> the region isn't even cached. So I don't think this is necessary.
It is mapped cachable, via memremap() (see patch 1/10). This is RAM
that the device uses, non-coherently, for its own purposes (but requires
software to clear it first).
Is there a non-"under the covers" way to say "flush this region" without
the arch second-guessing whether it really needs to be flushed?
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