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[RFC,2/7] dax: Fix incorrect list of cache aliasing architectures

Message ID 20240129210631.193493-3-mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com (mailing list archive)
State Handled Elsewhere, archived
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Series Introduce cache_is_aliasing() to fix DAX regression | expand

Commit Message

Mathieu Desnoyers Jan. 29, 2024, 9:06 p.m. UTC
fs/Kconfig:FS_DAX prevents DAX from building on architectures with
virtually aliased dcache with:

  depends on !(ARM || MIPS || SPARC)

This check is too broad (e.g. recent ARMv7 don't have virtually aliased
dcaches), and also misses many other architectures with virtually
aliased dcache.

This is a regression introduced in the v5.13 Linux kernel where the
dax mount option is removed for 32-bit ARMv7 boards which have no dcache
aliasing, and therefore should work fine with FS_DAX.

Use this instead in Kconfig to prevent FS_DAX from being built on
architectures with virtually aliased dcache:


For architectures which detect dcache aliasing at runtime, introduce
a new dax_is_supported() static inline which uses "cache_is_aliasing()"
to figure out whether the environment has aliasing dcaches.

This new dax_is_supported() helper will be used in each filesystem
supporting the dax mount option to validate whether dax is indeed

Fixes: d92576f1167c ("dax: does not work correctly with virtual aliasing caches")
Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org
Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Cc: Vishal Verma <vishal.l.verma@intel.com>
Cc: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: nvdimm@lists.linux.dev
Cc: linux-cxl@vger.kernel.org
 fs/Kconfig          | 2 +-
 include/linux/dax.h | 9 +++++++++
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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diff --git a/fs/Kconfig b/fs/Kconfig
index 42837617a55b..6746fe403761 100644
--- a/fs/Kconfig
+++ b/fs/Kconfig
@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@  endif # BLOCK
 config FS_DAX
 	bool "File system based Direct Access (DAX) support"
 	depends on MMU
-	depends on !(ARM || MIPS || SPARC)
 	select FS_IOMAP
 	select DAX
diff --git a/include/linux/dax.h b/include/linux/dax.h
index b463502b16e1..8c595b04deeb 100644
--- a/include/linux/dax.h
+++ b/include/linux/dax.h
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@ 
 #include <linux/fs.h>
 #include <linux/mm.h>
 #include <linux/radix-tree.h>
+#include <linux/cacheinfo.h>
 typedef unsigned long dax_entry_t;
@@ -78,6 +79,10 @@  static inline bool daxdev_mapping_supported(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
 		return false;
 	return dax_synchronous(dax_dev);
+static inline bool dax_is_supported(void)
+	return !cache_is_aliasing();
 static inline void *dax_holder(struct dax_device *dax_dev)
@@ -122,6 +127,10 @@  static inline size_t dax_recovery_write(struct dax_device *dax_dev,
 	return 0;
+static inline bool dax_is_supported(void)
+	return false;
 void set_dax_nocache(struct dax_device *dax_dev);