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2007-03-27block: blk_max_pfn is somtimes wrongVasily Tarasov-1/+1
There is a small problem in handling page bounce. At the moment blk_max_pfn equals max_pfn, which is in fact not maximum possible _number_ of a page frame, but the _amount_ of page frames. For example for the 32bit x86 node with 4Gb RAM, max_pfn = 0x100000, but not 0xFFFF. request_queue structure has a member q->bounce_pfn and queue needs bounce pages for the pages _above_ this limit. This routine is handled by blk_queue_bounce(), where the following check is produced: if (q->bounce_pfn >= blk_max_pfn) return; Assume, that a driver has set q->bounce_pfn to 0xFFFF, but blk_max_pfn equals 0x10000. In such situation the check above fails and for each bio we always fall down for iterating over pages tied to the bio. I want to notice, that for quite a big range of device drivers (ide, md, ...) such problem doesn't happen because they use BLK_BOUNCE_ANY for bounce_pfn. BLK_BOUNCE_ANY is defined as blk_max_pfn << PAGE_SHIFT, and then the check above doesn't fail. But for other drivers, which obtain reuired value from drivers, it fails. For example sata_nv uses ATA_DMA_MASK or dev->dma_mask. I propose to use (max_pfn - 1) for blk_max_pfn. And the same for blk_max_low_pfn. The patch also cleanses some checks related with bounce_pfn. Signed-off-by: Vasily Tarasov <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
2007-01-12[PATCH] blktrace: only add a bounce trace when we really bounceJens Axboe-2/+2
Currently we issue a bounce trace when __blk_queue_bounce() is called, but that merely means that the device has a lower dma mask than the higher pages in the system. The bio itself may still be lower pages. So move the bounce trace into __blk_queue_bounce(), when we know there will actually be page bouncing. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2006-09-30[PATCH] BLOCK: Separate the bounce buffering code from the highmem code [try #6]David Howells-0/+302
Move the bounce buffer code from mm/highmem.c to mm/bounce.c so that it can be more easily disabled when the block layer is disabled. !!!NOTE!!! There may be a bug in this code: Should init_emergency_pool() be contingent on CONFIG_HIGHMEM? Signed-Off-By: David Howells <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>