Patchwork STAGING: Comedi: Build only on arches providing PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE

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Submitter Martyn Welch
Date June 23, 2011, 12:13 p.m.
Message ID <4E032DF2.20108@ge.com>
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Martyn Welch - June 23, 2011, 12:13 p.m.
On 23/06/11 13:02, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:53:36PM +0100, Martyn Welch wrote:
> 
>> On 23/06/11 12:45, Ralf Baechle wrote:
>>> On architectures that don't define PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE, the Comedi driver turns
>>> into tragedy:
>>>
>>>   CC [M]  drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.o
>>> drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c: In function ‘comedi_buf_alloc’:
>>> drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c:505:41: error: ‘PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
>>> drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c:505:41: note: each undeclared identifier is rep orted only once for each function it appears in
>>> make[3]: *** [drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.o] Error 1
>>>
>>> Restrict the driver to only those architectures that define PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE.
>>>
>>> PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE is a kludge - some system architectures such as SGI IP27
>>> are even uable to offer uncached operation - at least in the way an unwitting
>>> driver might assume.  I haven't looked in details how the driver is using
>>> the area vmaped with PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE but maybe doing it XFS-style using
>>> cached memory and the flush_kernel_vmap_range / invalidate_kernel_vmap_range
>>> APIs in conjunction with the DMA API is a practical alternative.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
>>>
>>>  drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig |    1 +
>>>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig b/drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig
>>> index 1502d80..bccdc12 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig
>>> +++ b/drivers/staging/comedi/Kconfig
>>> @@ -2,6 +2,7 @@ config COMEDI
>>>  	tristate "Data acquisition support (comedi)"
>>>  	default N
>>>  	depends on m
>>> +	depends on BROKEN || FRV || M32R || MN10300 || SUPERH || TILE || X86
>>
>> I'm sure I got comedi to compile on a 32-bit PPC board not that long ago. Has
>> something changed, or is this just not an exhaustive list?
> 
> (Adding the PPC folks to cc.)
> 
> A "git grep -w PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE arch/powerpc/" doesn't find anything so
> I don't think the driver will build there.  I don't have a PPC toolchain
> to verify that.

Ah, just found the tree looks like I had a little patch to make it seemingly
work, though it will make it "not work" for most other archs at a guess (it
may not even be right on PPC):


(Sorry for the wrapping)

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c b/drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c
index 44d6b62..263ad3d 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/comedi/drivers.c
@@ -505,7 +505,7 @@  int comedi_buf_alloc(struct comedi_device *dev, struct
comedi_subdevice *s,
                }
                if (i == n_pages) {
                        async->prealloc_buf =
-                           vmap(pages, n_pages, VM_MAP, PAGE_KERNEL_NOCACHE);
+                           vmap(pages, n_pages, VM_MAP, PAGE_KERNEL_NC);
                }
                vfree(pages);