On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 03:25:39PM -0700, Jun Sun wrote:
> > 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.
We just need a hook so that we can flush a page from the D-cache once
it's read from a block device into the page cache.
> > 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.
No call stack, sorry. It was months ago that I debugged this.
IIRC I picked up the aliases with memcmp() in do_no_page() in