On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 08:10:19PM +0100, Peter Horton wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 11:45:19AM -0700, Jun Sun wrote:
> > Like others suggested, this is not the right fix. flush_page_to_ram()
> > is correctly nullified. Its job should be done somewhere else
> > by other routines.
> > Here are a couple of random ideas for finding the true root cause:
> We know what the true root cause is :-)
> IDE PIO fills the D-cache with the read data (write allocate) as it
> copies it to the page cache.
> The kernel maps the page cache page into user space ... BANG! possible
> D-cache alias.
> The kernel doesn't bother flushing the page cache page from the D-cache
> as it's never accessed at it's page cache address.
The kernel (or driver) should flush the page if it is mapped to user space
and the content is modified.
> The current fix in the Cobalt patches (2.4 & 2.6) just flushes the read
> data out of the D-cache after every IDE insw()/insl(). This is the least
> intrusive fix.
It should be fixed at a higher layer before we return back to userland.
If you can illustrate the call stack, I can probably take a look and
give my opinion.