Commit 9d99c712 authored by Christian Melki's avatar Christian Melki Committed by Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk

swiotlb: Enable it under x86 PAE

Most distributions end up enabling SWIOTLB already with 32-bit
kernels due to the combination of CONFIG_HYPERVISOR_GUEST|CONFIG_XEN=y
as those end up requiring the SWIOTLB.

However for those that are not interested in virtualization and
run in 32-bit they will discover that: "32-bit PAE 4.2.0 kernel
(no IOMMU code) would hang when writing to my USB disk. The kernel
spews million(-ish messages per sec) to syslog, effectively
"hanging" userspace with my kernel.

Oct  2 14:33:06 voodoochild kernel: [  223.287447] nommu_map_sg:
overflow 25dcac000+1024 of device mask ffffffff
Oct  2 14:33:06 voodoochild kernel: [  223.287448] nommu_map_sg:
overflow 25dcac000+1024 of device mask ffffffff
Oct  2 14:33:06 voodoochild kernel: [  223.287449] nommu_map_sg:
overflow 25dcac000+1024 of device mask ffffffff
... etc ..."

Enabling it makes the problem go away.

N.B. With a6dfa128
"config: Enable NEED_DMA_MAP_STATE by default when SWIOTLB is selected"
we also have the important part of the SG macros enabled to make this
work properly - in case anybody wants to backport this patch.
Reported-and-Tested-by: default avatarChristian Melki <christian.melki@t2data.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarChristian Melki <christian.melki@t2data.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarKonrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
parent 049e6dde
......@@ -1308,6 +1308,7 @@ config HIGHMEM
config X86_PAE
bool "PAE (Physical Address Extension) Support"
depends on X86_32 && !HIGHMEM4G
select SWIOTLB
---help---
PAE is required for NX support, and furthermore enables
larger swapspace support for non-overcommit purposes. It
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