On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 03:51:36PM +1100, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
> >> This is for persistent memory which you can DMA to/from but yet it does
> >> not appear in the system as a normal memory and therefore requires
> >> special handling anyway (O_DIRECT or DAX, I do not know the exact
> >> mechanics). All other devices in the system should just run as usual,
> >> i.e. use 1:1 mapping if possible.
> > 
> > On other systems (x86 and arm) pmem as long as it is page backed does
> > not require any special handling.  This must be some weird way powerpc
> > fucked up again, and I suspect you'll have to suffer from it.
> It does not matter if it is backed by pages or not, the problem may also
> appear if we wanted for example p2p PCI via IOMMU (between PHBs) and
> MMIO might be mapped way too high in the system address space and make
> 1:1 impossible.

How can it be mapped too high for a direct mapping with a 64-bit DMA

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