[PATCH] arc: Hardcode ARCH_DMA_MINALIGN to max line length we may have
Vineet.Gupta1 at synopsys.com
Tue Jul 18 08:36:51 PDT 2017
On 07/18/2017 07:31 AM, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> Current implementation relies on L1 line length which might easily
> be smaller than L2 line (which is usually the case BTW).
> Imagine this typical case: L2 line is 128 bytes while L1 line is
> 64-bytes. Now we want to allocate small buffer and later use it for DMA
> (consider IOC is not available).
> kmalloc() allocates small KMALLOC_MIN_SIZE-sized, KMALLOC_MIN_SIZE-aligned
> That way if buffer happens to be aligned to L1 line and not L2 line we'll be
> flushing and invalidating extra portions of data from L2 which will cause
> cache coherency issues.
> And since KMALLOC_MIN_SIZE is bound to ARCH_DMA_MINALIGN the fix could
> be simple - set ARCH_DMA_MINALIGN to the largest cache line we may ever
> get. As of today neither L1 of ARC700 and ARC HS38 nor SLC might not be
> longer than 128 bytes.
The patch itself makes sense - but is this preventive / code review thing or does
it really fix soem issue at your end ?
> Signed-off-by: Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin at synopsys.com>
> arch/arc/include/asm/cache.h | 3 ++-
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/arch/arc/include/asm/cache.h b/arch/arc/include/asm/cache.h
> index 19ebddffb279..e45eac8c5980 100644
> --- a/arch/arc/include/asm/cache.h
> +++ b/arch/arc/include/asm/cache.h
> @@ -47,7 +47,8 @@
> : "r"(data), "r"(ptr)); \
> -#define ARCH_DMA_MINALIGN L1_CACHE_BYTES
> +/* Largest line length for either L1 or L2 is 128 bytes */
> +#define ARCH_DMA_MINALIGN 128
> extern void arc_cache_init(void);
> extern char *arc_cache_mumbojumbo(int cpu_id, char *buf, int len);
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