[PATCH] staging: vc04_services: Fix bulk cache maintenance

Stefan Wahren stefan.wahren at i2se.com
Thu May 4 10:51:10 PDT 2017

> Phil Elwell <phil at raspberrypi.org> hat am 4. Mai 2017 um 11:58 geschrieben:
> vchiq_arm supports transfers less than one page and at arbitrary
> alignment, using the dma-mapping API to perform its cache maintenance
> (even though the VPU drives the DMA hardware). Read (DMA_FROM_DEVICE)
> operations use cache invalidation for speed, falling back to
> clean+invalidate on partial cache lines, with writes (DMA_TO_DEVICE)
> using flushes.
> If a read transfer has ends which aren't page-aligned, performing cache
> maintenance as if they were whole pages can lead to memory corruption
> since the partial cache lines at the ends (and any cache lines before or
> after the transfer area) will be invalidated. This bug was masked until
> the disabling of the cache flush in flush_dcache_page().
> Honouring the requested transfer start- and end-points prevents the
> corruption.
> Fixes: cf9caf192988 ("staging: vc04_services: Replace dmac_map_area with dmac_map_sg")
> Signed-off-by: Phil Elwell <phil at raspberrypi.org>

Reported-by: Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren at i2se.com>
Tested-by: Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren at i2se.com>

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