ivtvfb was previously disabled for x86 PAT-enabled systems
by commit 1bf1735b4780 ("x86/mm/pat, drivers/media/ivtv:
Use arch_phys_wc_add() and require PAT disabled") as a
workaround to abstract MTRR code away from device drivers.

The driver is not easily upgradable to the PAT-aware
ioremap_wc() API since the firmware hides the address
ranges that should be marked write-combined from the driver.
However, since a write-combined cache on the framebuffer
is only a performance enhancement not a requirement for
the framebuffer to function, completely disabling the driver
in this configuration is not necessary.

Add force_pat module parameter and a corresponding kernel
configuration parameter to optionally force initialization
on PAT-enabled x86 systems with a warning about the lack of
write-combined caching, and document the reasons the driver
cannot be easily updated to support wc caching on all systems.

Signed-off-by: Nick French <n...@ou.edu>
Changes in v2:
 - Add wording to Kconfig parameter to memorialize the reasoning
   this driver cannot easily be upgraded to use ioremap_wc()

 drivers/media/pci/ivtv/Kconfig  | 23 ++++++++++++++++++++---
 drivers/media/pci/ivtv/ivtvfb.c | 19 +++++++++++++++++--
 2 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/media/pci/ivtv/Kconfig b/drivers/media/pci/ivtv/Kconfig
index c72cbbd2d40c..e5ebf7ca145c 100644
--- a/drivers/media/pci/ivtv/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/media/pci/ivtv/Kconfig
@@ -70,8 +70,25 @@ config VIDEO_FB_IVTV
          This is used in the Hauppauge PVR-350 card. There is a driver
          homepage at <http://www.ivtvdriver.org>.
-         In order to use this module, you will need to boot with PAT disabled
-         on x86 systems, using the nopat kernel parameter.
          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
          module will be called ivtvfb.
+       bool "force cx23415 frambuffer init with x86 PAT enabled"
+       depends on VIDEO_FB_IVTV && X86_PAT
+       default n
+       ---help---
+         With PAT enabled, the cx23415 framebuffer driver does not
+         utilize write-combined caching on the framebuffer memory.
+         For this reason, the driver will by default disable itself
+         when initializied on a kernel with PAT enabled (i.e. not
+         using the nopat kernel parameter).
+         The driver is not easily upgradable to the PAT-aware
+         ioremap_wc() API since the firmware hides the address
+         ranges that should be marked write-combined from the driver.
+         With this setting enabled, the framebuffer will initialize on
+         PAT-enabled systems but the framebuffer memory will be uncached.
+         If unsure, say N.
diff --git a/drivers/media/pci/ivtv/ivtvfb.c b/drivers/media/pci/ivtv/ivtvfb.c
index 621b2f613d81..5df74721aa19 100644
--- a/drivers/media/pci/ivtv/ivtvfb.c
+++ b/drivers/media/pci/ivtv/ivtvfb.c
@@ -55,6 +55,7 @@
 /* card parameters */
 static int ivtvfb_card_id = -1;
 static int ivtvfb_debug = 0;
+static bool ivtvfb_force_pat = IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_VIDEO_FB_IVTV_FORCE_PAT);
 static bool osd_laced;
 static int osd_depth;
 static int osd_upper;
@@ -64,6 +65,7 @@ static int osd_xres;
 module_param(ivtvfb_card_id, int, 0444);
 module_param_named(debug,ivtvfb_debug, int, 0644);
+module_param_named(force_pat, ivtvfb_force_pat, bool, 0644);
 module_param(osd_laced, bool, 0444);
 module_param(osd_depth, int, 0444);
 module_param(osd_upper, int, 0444);
@@ -79,6 +81,9 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(debug,
                 "Debug level (bitmask). Default: errors only\n"
                 "\t\t\t(debug = 3 gives full debugging)");
+                "Force initialization on x86 PAT-enabled systems (bool).\n");
 /* Why upper, left, xres, yres, depth, laced ? To match terminology used
    by fbset.
    Why start at 1 for left & upper coordinate ? Because X doesn't allow 0 */
@@ -1169,8 +1174,18 @@ static int ivtvfb_init_card(struct ivtv *itv)
 #ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
        if (pat_enabled()) {
-               pr_warn("ivtvfb needs PAT disabled, boot with nopat kernel 
-               return -ENODEV;
+               if (ivtvfb_force_pat) {
+                       pr_info("PAT is enabled. Write-combined framebuffer "
+                               "caching will be disabled. To enable caching, "
+                               "boot with nopat kernel parameter\n");
+               } else {
+                       pr_warn("ivtvfb needs PAT disabled for write-combined "
+                               "framebuffer caching. Boot with nopat kernel "
+                               "parameter to use caching, or use the "
+                               "force_pat module parameter to run with "
+                               "caching disabled\n");
+                       return -ENODEV;
+               }

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