On Thu, Jul 06, 2000 at 02:28:24AM +0200, Erik Niessen wrote:
> I am trying to get an external ide-pci controller (CMD 646) working on an
> embedded mips board. The kernel-source is based on a 2.2.12 source tree.
> The problem is doing DMA. I receive address (0x80ff0000) for my dmatable in
> the function ide_setup_dma (__get_free_pages). Then in ide_buildtable it
> sets up the dmatable. Address 0x80376000 and a count of 0x400
> (check_partition reads 2 sectors from the harddrive). These are all virtual
> addresses. For setting up the dmatable I use physical addresses. On the
> embedded board there is a 1:1 map of i/o bus to main memory so
> platform_mem_iobus_base is 0.
> So after doing the DMA read, I read only zero's at address 0x80376000 and
> the kernel hangs. But the harddrive is ready and I can't find any errors. It
> seems that it writes the data to a different memory location. After
> searching the memory the data is written at address 0x80000000?? Is the
> memory manager somewhere in between???
> The next thing I did was reserving a piece of physical memory for DMA and
> fill in the dmatable myself. So that it uses my piece of reserved memory.
> After I did this, the data was at the correct address and the kernel didn't
> crash. Is this the solution???
What you're observing can be explained by caches not being flushed properly.
What kernel versions are you using?