Diffstat (limited to 'arch/tile/include/asm/cache.h')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/arch/tile/include/asm/cache.h b/arch/tile/include/asm/cache.h
index 392e533..a9a5299 100644
@@ -27,11 +27,17 @@
#define L2_CACHE_ALIGN(x) (((x)+(L2_CACHE_BYTES-1)) & -L2_CACHE_BYTES)
- * TILE-Gx is fully coherent so we don't need to define ARCH_DMA_MINALIGN.
+ * TILEPro I/O is not always coherent (networking typically uses coherent
+ * I/O, but PCI traffic does not) and setting ARCH_DMA_MINALIGN to the
+ * L2 cacheline size helps ensure that kernel heap allocations are aligned.
+ * TILE-Gx I/O is always coherent when used on hash-for-home pages.
+ * However, it's possible at runtime to request not to use hash-for-home
+ * for the kernel heap, in which case the kernel will use flush-and-inval
+ * to manage coherence. As a result, we use L2_CACHE_BYTES for the
+ * DMA minimum alignment to avoid false sharing in the kernel heap.
#define ARCH_DMA_MINALIGN L2_CACHE_BYTES
/* use the cache line size for the L2, which is where it counts */
#define SMP_CACHE_BYTES_SHIFT L2_CACHE_SHIFT