On 01/03/18 01:53 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 07:40:15AM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
> Also we need to be able to hard block MEMREMAP_WB mappings of non-RAM
> on ppc64 (maybe via an arch hook as it might depend on the processor
> family). Server powerpc cannot do cachable accesses on IO memory
> (unless it's special OpenCAPI or nVlink, but not on PCIe).
I think you are right on this - even on x86 we must not create
cachable mappings of PCI BARs - there is no way that works the way
anyone would expect.
On x86, even if I try to make a cachable mapping of a PCI BAR it always
ends up being un-cached. The arch code in x86 always does the right
thing here.... Other arches, not so much.