Re: [PATCH 1/7] mips: dmi: Fix early remap on MIPS32

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在2023年11月27日十一月 下午4:23,Serge Semin写道:
>> I just made a quick grep in tree, and it seems like we don't have much
>> user of ioremap_cache (as well as ioremap_uc/wc) here so I think it is
>> a safe assumption.
> I wouldn't say there aren't much users. ioremap_wc() and it's
> devm-version is widely utilized in the GPU and network and some other
> subsystems. ioremap_cache() isn't widespread indeed. In anyway even a
> single user must be supported in safely calling the method if it's
> provided by the arch-code, otherwise the method could be considered as
> just a bogus stub to have the kernel successfully built. I bet you'll
> agree with that. But that's not the point in this case,
> A bit later you also noted:
> On Fri, Nov 24, 2023 at 10:34:49PM +0000, Jiaxun Yang wrote:
>> A nip, _page_cachable_default is set in cpu_cache_init() as well. We'd
>> better move it to cpu-probe.c, or give it a reasonable default value.
> Right. Thanks. To be honest I haven't noticed that before your
> message. _page_cachable_default is indeed initialized in the
> cpu_cache_init() method, several steps after it would be used in the
> framework of dmi_remap_early(). On the other hand ioremap_cache() is
> defined as ioremap_prot() with the _page_cachable_default variable
> passed. So my code will still correctly work unless
> _page_cachable_default is pre-initialized with something other than
> zero. On the other hand we can't easily change its default value
> because it will affect and likely break the r3k (CPU_R3000) and Octeon
> based platforms, because it's utilized to initialize the
> protection-map table. Of course we can fix the r3k_cache_init() and
> octeon_cache_init() methods too so they would get the
> _page_cachable_default variable back to zero, but it will also make
> things around it more complicated.
> Also note, moving the _page_cachable_default initialization to the
> earlier stages like cpu_probe() won't work better because the field
> value may get change for instance in the framework of the smp_setup()
> function (see cps_smp_setup()).
> So after all the considerations above this solution now looks even
> clumsier than before.( Any idea how to make it better?

I think the best solution maybe just use CKSEG0 to setup map here.

Btw I was thinking about 64 bit here, I thought for 64bit we would
just embedded prot into XKPHYS, however I quickly figure out
ioremap_cache was never implemented properly on 64-bit system,
so does ioremap_wc.

> u64 base = (flags == _CACHE_UNCACHED ? IO_BASE : UNCAC_BASE);

Which is always uncached mapping.

> Note the memory might be clobbered even before dmi_setup() for
> instance by means of the early_memtest() method. In anyway it would be
> better if the system booloader would have already reserved the DMI
> memory (in DTB) or it would have been done by the platform-specific
> plat_mem_setup() method.

Unfortunately, too many machines are shipped with those badly designed
firmware. We rely on dmi_setup code to scan and preserve dmi table from
random location in memory.

>> The second is we may have some early quirks depends on DMI
>> information.
> Which quirks do you mean to be dependent in between the current
> dmi_setup() call place and the cpu_cache_init() method invocation?

I think we don't have any for now.

- Jiaxun

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