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[8/8] OUT-OF-TREE: pmem: Allow request_mem to fail (BLK_DEV_PMEM_IGNORE_REQUEST_MEM_RET)

Message ID 54F8458E.2060202@plexistor.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Boaz Harrosh March 5, 2015, 12:01 p.m. UTC
With old Kernels there was a bug in x86 where any unknown
memory chip type would come up BUSY when calling

So for pmem to work with old Kernels and real NvDIMM chips
we have a new Kconfig option CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PMEM_IGNORE_REQUEST_MEM_RET.

People have been running with hacked up pmem that will ignore
the return code from request_mem_region_exclusive. So here it is

Signed-off-by: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
 drivers/block/Kconfig | 12 ++++++++++++
 drivers/block/pmem.c  |  9 ++++++---
 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/drivers/block/Kconfig b/drivers/block/Kconfig
index 635fa6a..58a2c69 100644
--- a/drivers/block/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/block/Kconfig
@@ -435,6 +435,18 @@  config BLK_DEV_PMEM_USE_PAGES
 	  to other devices in the system, then you must say "Yes" here.
 	  If unsure leave as Yes.
+	bool "Ignore the return code from request_mem_region_exclusive"
+	depends on BLK_DEV_PMEM
+	help
+	  In Old Kernels type-12 Memory type which is used by NvDIMM
+	  chips Comes out busy when calling request_mem_region_exclusive,
+	  because of a bug.
+	  If this option is set to "yes". The pmem will ignore the
+	  failure, and continue as usual. If you have an old Kernel and
+	  a real NvDIMM chip you must say yes here.
+	  (Ignored if BLK_DEV_PMEM_USE_PAGES=y)
 	tristate "Packet writing on CD/DVD media"
 	depends on !UML
diff --git a/drivers/block/pmem.c b/drivers/block/pmem.c
index d0c80f4..ba1167c 100644
--- a/drivers/block/pmem.c
+++ b/drivers/block/pmem.c
@@ -172,8 +172,10 @@  int pmem_mapmem(struct pmem_device *pmem)
 	if (unlikely(!res_mem)) {
 		pr_warn("pmem: request_mem_region_exclusive phys=0x%llx size=0x%zx failed\n",
-			   pmem->phys_addr, pmem->size);
-		return -EINVAL;
+			pmem->phys_addr, pmem->size);
+		return -EBUSY;
 	pmem->virt_addr = ioremap_cache(pmem->phys_addr, pmem->size);
@@ -184,7 +186,8 @@  int pmem_mapmem(struct pmem_device *pmem)
 	return 0;
-	release_mem_region(pmem->phys_addr, pmem->size);
+	if (res_mem)
+		release_mem_region(pmem->phys_addr, pmem->size);
 	return err;