Commit 309caa9c authored by Russell King's avatar Russell King
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ARM: Prohibit ioremap() on kernel managed RAM

ARMv6 and above have a restriction whereby aliasing virtual:physical
mappings must not have differing memory type and sharability
attributes.  Strictly, this covers the memory type (strongly ordered,
device, memory), cache attributes (uncached, write combine, write
through, write back read alloc, write back write alloc) and the
shared bit.

However, using ioremap() and its variants on system RAM results in
mappings which differ in these attributes from the main system RAM
mapping.  Other architectures which similar restrictions approch this
problem in the same way - they do not permit ioremap on main system

Make ARM behave in the same way, with a WARN_ON() such that users can
be traced and an alternative approach found.
Signed-off-by: default avatarRussell King <>
parent 7e27d6e7
......@@ -268,6 +268,12 @@ void __iomem * __arm_ioremap_pfn_caller(unsigned long pfn,
if (pfn >= 0x100000 && (__pfn_to_phys(pfn) & ~SUPERSECTION_MASK))
return NULL;
* Don't allow RAM to be mapped - this causes problems with ARMv6+
if (WARN_ON(pfn_valid(pfn)))
return NULL;
type = get_mem_type(mtype);
if (!type)
return NULL;
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