dma-pool fixes

Nicolas Saenz Julienne nsaenzjulienne at
Wed Jul 29 06:45:15 EDT 2020

On Tue, 2020-07-28 at 17:30 +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 06:18:41PM +0530, Amit Pundir wrote:
> > > Oh well, this leaves me confused again.  It looks like your setup
> > > really needs a CMA in zone normal for the dma or dma32 pool.
> > 
> > Anything I should look up in the downstream kernel/dts?
> I don't have a good idea right now.  Nicolas, can you think of something
> else?

To summarise, the device is:
 - Using the dma-direct code path.
 - Requesting ZONE_DMA memory to then fail when provided memory falls in
   ZONE_DMA. Actually, the only acceptable memory comes from CMA, which is
   located topmost of the 4GB boundary.

My wild guess is that we may be abusing an iommu identity mapping setup by

That said, what would be helpful to me is to find out the troublesome device.
Amit, could you try adding this patch along with Christoph's modified series
(so the board boots). Ultimately DMA atomic allocations are not that common, so
we should get only a few hits:

diff --git a/kernel/dma/pool.c b/kernel/dma/pool.c
index 83fda1039493..de93fce6d5d2 100644
--- a/kernel/dma/pool.c
+++ b/kernel/dma/pool.c
@@ -276,8 +276,11 @@ struct page *dma_alloc_from_pool(struct device *dev, size_t size,
        while ((pool = dma_guess_pool(pool, gfp))) {
                page = __dma_alloc_from_pool(dev, size, pool, cpu_addr,
-               if (page)
+               if (page) {
+                       dev_err(dev, "%s: phys addr 0x%llx, size %lu, dev->coherent_dma_mask 0x%llx, dev->bus_dma_limit 0x%llx\n",
+                               __func__, (phys_addr_t)*cpu_addr, size, dev->coherent_dma_mask, dev->bus_dma_limit);
                        return page;
+               }
        WARN(1, "Failed to get suitable pool for %s\n", dev_name(dev));

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