[Nouveau] [PATCH v5 0/3] drm/nouveau: set DMA mask before mapping scratch page

Karol Herbst karolherbst at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 06:02:57 UTC 2016

Hi Ard,

the official nouveau tree is here: https://github.com/skeggsb/nouveau

But ben usually takes care of everything if you post the patches on the ML.
No idea what you discussed internally though, but alex also posts his suff

On 16 Oct 2016 22:12, "Ard Biesheuvel" <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org> wrote:

On 7 October 2016 at 09:12, Alexandre Courbot <gnurou at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 12:49 AM, Ard Biesheuvel
> <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org> wrote:
>> This v4 is now a 3 piece series (since v4), after Alexandre pointed out
>> both GF 100 and NV50 are affected by the same issue, and that a related
>> has been solved already for Tegra in commit 9d0394c6bed5
>> ("drm/nouveau/instmem/gk20a: set DMA mask early").
>> The issue that this series addresses is the fact that the Nouveau driver
>> invokes the DMA API before setting the DMA mask. In both cases addressed
>> here, these are simply static bidirectional mappings of scratch pages
>> purpose is not well understood, and in most cases, it does not matter
>> these pages are always allocated below 4 GB even if the hardware can
>> memory much higher up.
>> However, on platforms without any RAM below 4 GB, the preliminary DMA
>> of 32 is preventing the nouveau driver from loading on GF100 and NV50
>> hardware with an error like the following one:
>>    nouveau 0000:02:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0003)
>>    nouveau 0000:02:00.0: NVIDIA GT218 (0a8280b1)
>>    nouveau 0000:02:00.0: bios: version 70.18.a6.00.00
>>    nouveau 0000:02:00.0: fb ctor failed, -14
>>    nouveau: probe of 0000:02:00.0 failed with error -14
>> So fix this by setting a preliminary DMA mask based on the MMU device
>> property (patch #1), and postpone mapping the scratch pages to the
>> FB .init() hooks. (#2 and #3)
>> v5: move setting of preliminary DMA mask to nvkm_device_pci_new() (#1)
>>     move allocation and DMA mapping of scratch pages to .oneinit hooks
(#2, #3)
>> v4: split and move dma_set_mask to probe hook (Alexander)
>> v3: rework code to get rid of DMA_ERROR_CODE references, which is not
>>     defined on all architectures
>> v2: replace incorrect comparison of dma_addr_t type var against NULL
>> Ard Biesheuvel (3):
>>   drm/nouveau: set streaming DMA mask early
>>   drm/nouveau/fb/gf100: defer DMA mapping of scratch page to oneinit()
>>     hook
>>   drm/nouveau/fb/nv50: defer DMA mapping of scratch page to oneinit()
>>     hook
> The series,
> Reviewed-by: Alexandre Courbot <acourbot at nvidia.com>

Thank you Alexandre.

So is there a nouveau subtree this should go into? Or is it up to Dave
to pull it into drm?

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