tag namelibnvdimm-for-4.3 (956fca4e17ff4b58a502872adeba01031d048cc5)
tag date2015-09-03 16:46:59 -0700
tagged byDan Williams <>
tagged objectcommit 004f1afbe1...
libnvdimm for 4.3:
1/ Introduce ZONE_DEVICE and devm_memremap_pages() as a generic mechanism for adding device-driver-discovered memory regions to the kernel's direct map. This facility is used by the pmem driver to enable pfn_to_page() operations on the page frames returned by DAX ('direct_access' in 'struct block_device_operations'). For now, the 'memmap' allocation for these "device" pages comes from "System RAM". Support for allocating the memmap from device memory will arrive in a later kernel. 2/ Introduce memremap() to replace usages of ioremap_cache() and ioremap_wt(). memremap() drops the __iomem annotation for these mappings to memory that do not have i/o side effects. The replacement of ioremap_cache() with memremap() is limited to the pmem driver to ease merging the api change in v4.3. Completion of the conversion is targeted for v4.4. 3/ Similar to the usage of memcpy_to_pmem() + wmb_pmem() in the pmem driver, update the VFS DAX implementation and PMEM api to provide persistence guarantees for kernel operations on a DAX mapping. 4/ Convert the ACPI NFIT 'BLK' driver to map the block apertures as cacheable to improve performance. 5/ Miscellaneous updates and fixes to libnvdimm including support for issuing "address range scrub" commands, clarifying the optimal 'sector size' of pmem devices, a clarification of the usage of the ACPI '_STA' (status) property for DIMM devices, and other minor fixes. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1 iQIcBAABAgAGBQJV6Nx7AAoJEB7SkWpmfYgCWyYQAI5ju6Gvw27RNFtPovHcZUf5 JGnxXejI6/AqeTQ+IulgprxtEUCrXOHjCDA5dkjr1qvsoqK1qxug+vJHOZLgeW0R OwDtmdW4Qrgeqm+CPoxETkorJ8wDOc8mol81kTiMgeV3UqbYeeHIiTAmwe7VzZ0C nNdCRDm5g8dHCjTKcvK3rvozgyoNoWeBiHkPe76EbnxDICxCB5dak7XsVKNMIVFQ NuYlnw6IYN7+rMHgpgpRux38NtIW8VlYPWTmHExejc2mlioWMNBG/bmtwLyJ6M3e zliz4/cnonTMUaizZaVozyinTa65m7wcnpjK+vlyGV2deDZPJpDRvSOtB0lH30bR 1gy+qrKzuGKpaN6thOISxFLLjmEeYwzYd7SvC9n118r32qShz+opN9XX0WmWSFlA sajE1ehm4M7s5pkMoa/dRnAyR8RUPu4RNINdQ/Z9jFfAOx+Q26rLdQXwf9+uqbEb bIeSQwOteK5vYYCstvpAcHSMlJAglzIX5UfZBvtEIJN7rlb0VhmGWfxAnTu+ktG1 o9cqAt+J4146xHaFwj5duTsyKhWb8BL9+xqbKPNpXEp+PbLsrnE/+WkDLFD67jxz dgIoK60mGnVXp+16I2uMqYYDgAyO5zUdmM4OygOMnZNa1mxesjbDJC6Wat1Wsndn slsw6DkrWT60CRE42nbK =o57/ -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----