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[Xen-bugs] [Bug 1227] Out of SW-IOMMU space, 3ware Raid controller/3w-xx

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Subject: [Xen-bugs] [Bug 1227] Out of SW-IOMMU space, 3ware Raid controller/3w-xxxx module
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Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:45:16 -0700
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fthain@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

------- Comment #12 from fthain@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  2011-10-13 08:45 -------
> > So.. why are you not using the default values (64MB)

I mistakenly wrote:

> Using the default value crashed out on the x3550 when aacraid died (out of
> SW-IOMMU space). The backtrace revealed that the problem was apparently DMA
> buffer shortage. (So I don't see why this bug report is marked

Sorry, I misremembered the sequence of events. I think wasn't using the default
at the time of the aacraid crash a year ago.

So to better answer your question, I wasn't using the default because back in
2007 when this system was running an OpenSUSE dom0 kernel, the swiotlb
parameter was required in order to make aacraid work at all. Everything has
been upgraded since but the kernel arguments were never revisited. The bug may
well be invalid. I need to do some more tests.

Regarding the 64 MB default, is that 512 x 128 K or 8192 x 8K? Is it equivalent
to swiotlb=nslabs=8192? And is that the same as swiotlb=8192?

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