[PATCH RFC 0/3] riscv: Add DMA_COHERENT support

Guo Ren guoren at kernel.org
Tue May 18 23:05:00 PDT 2021

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 1:20 PM Christoph Hellwig <hch at lst.de> wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 05:04:13AM +0000, guoren at kernel.org wrote:
> > From: Guo Ren <guoren at linux.alibaba.com>
> >
> > The RISC-V ISA doesn't yet specify how to query or modify PMAs, so let
> > vendors define the custom properties of memory regions in PTE.
> Err, hell no.   The ISA needs to gets this fixed first.  Then we can
> talk about alternatives patching things in or trapping in the SBI.
> But if the RISC-V ISA can't get these basic done after years we can't
> support it in Linux at all.
This is the lightest solution I could imagine, it avoids conflicts
with RISC-V ISA.

Since the existing RISC-V ISA cannot solve this problem, it is better
to provide some configuration for the SOC vendor to customize.

Best Regards
 Guo Ren

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