* Robin Murphy <robin.mur...@arm.com> [190226 23:36]:
> On 2019-02-26 8:23 pm, Nicolin Chen wrote:
> > This reverts commit d222e42e88168fd67e6d131984b86477af1fc256.
> > 
> > The original change breaks omap dss:
> >      omapdss_dispc 58001000.dispc:
> >          dispc_errata_i734_wa_init: dma_alloc_writecombine failed
> > 
> > Let's revert it first and then find a safer solution instead.

Sounds like a good idea since we're only have few days left
before the merge window.

> Ah, I think I see the problem - once arch/arm's __dma_alloc() has decided to
> use CMA (because dev_get_cma_area(dev) returns the global area), it then
> won't fall back to trying a regular page allocation if
> dma_alloc_from_contiguous() returns NULL. Thus anything on 32-bit Arm trying
> to allocate a single-page buffer in blockable context with a CMA-enabled
> config is just going to fail. Similarly, it looks like none of the
> DMA_ATTR_FORCE_CONTIGUOUS cases are prepared to handle this change either
> (amd_iommu appears technically affected, but is already using
> dma_alloc_from_contiguous() backwards compared to everyone else, hmm).
> I guess the question is whether to add alloc_page()/free_page() fallbacks to
> those call sites, or stuff them directly into the CMA helpers here.

Well if you come up with some test patch, I can easily test it :)

> > Would you please test and verify? Thanks!

Yes this revert works for me:

Tested-by: Tony Lindgren <t...@atomide.com>

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