Linux 2.6.39-rc3

Joerg Roedel joro at
Fri Apr 15 08:46:04 PDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 03:16:50PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> Ok, but how did the allocation changes start triggering this error in 
> v2.6.39-rc1? There must still be some layout specific thing here, right?
> Do we understand the details of that as well?

Well, thinking again about this, the GPU likely generated this DMA
request before too (which has an address in the range configured for the
GTT on the card), but nobody noticed because they just hit main memory.
And with the allocation changes in 39-rc1 the GART aperture started to
be on the same address as the GTT (in their respective address spaces)
so that the DMA request hit the GART. This caused the MCE and the
The open question is why the GPU generates a DMA request with an address
that is configured as the GTT base (+1 page) on the card.


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