Re: [PATCH 2/3] swiotlb: create __alloc_bootmem_low_nopanic and add support in SWIOTLB

From: Jon Mason <>
Date: 2006-05-10 07:26:03
On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 02:04:08PM -0700, Luck, Tony wrote:
> > I "fixed" it with the hack below.  Please let me know if this is not
> > palatable for you.
> Not really.  The only use of platform_dma_init() that I can see is in
> arch/ia64/mm/init.c:mem_init() ...
> 	platform_dma_init();
> so "void" looks to be the right return value.  Why did it get changed to
> be "int" (here's where I admit that I've only looked superficially at your
> patch).

Ah, then I better describe it.  The patch makes it possible to recover
from an insufficient amount of bootmem during swiotlb_init (instead of
panicing).  For x86_64, I have it bailing out (via the returned int from
swiotlb_init and using the non-iommu DMA routines from
arch/x86_64/kernel/pci-nommu.c).  For ia64, its not that simple.
There are no alternative DMA routines to switch to incase of an error.
Also, There is no way to "bail-out" from its mem_init.  I could add a
panic there, if that is more palatable.


> -Tony
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