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From 57f2fdadc41f64138b53f593340219fda10c9955 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Kars de Jong <>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:55:23 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] scsi: zorro_esp: Limit DMA transfers to 65536 bytes (except
on Fastlane)
commit 02f7e9f351a9de95577eafdc3bd413ed1c3b589f upstream.
When using this driver on a Blizzard 1260, there were failures whenever DMA
transfers from the SCSI bus to memory of 65535 bytes were followed by a DMA
transfer of 1 byte. This caused the byte at offset 65535 to be overwritten
with 0xff. The Blizzard hardware can't handle single byte DMA transfers.
Besides this issue, limiting the DMA length to something that is not a
multiple of the page size is very inefficient on most file systems.
It seems this limit was chosen because the DMA transfer counter of the ESP
by default is 16 bits wide, thus limiting the length to 65535 bytes.
However, the value 0 means 65536 bytes, which is handled by the ESP and the
Blizzard just fine. It is also the default maximum used by esp_scsi when
drivers don't provide their own dma_length_limit() function.
The limit of 65536 bytes can be used by all boards except the Fastlane. The
old driver used a limit of 65532 bytes (0xfffc), which is reintroduced in
this patch.
Fixes: b7ded0e8b0d1 ("scsi: zorro_esp: Limit DMA transfers to 65535 bytes")
Signed-off-by: Kars de Jong <>
Reviewed-by: Finn Thain <>
Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
diff --git a/drivers/scsi/zorro_esp.c b/drivers/scsi/zorro_esp.c
index ca8e3abeb2c7..a23a8e5794f5 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/zorro_esp.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/zorro_esp.c
@@ -218,7 +218,14 @@ static int fastlane_esp_irq_pending(struct esp *esp)
static u32 zorro_esp_dma_length_limit(struct esp *esp, u32 dma_addr,
u32 dma_len)
- return dma_len > 0xFFFF ? 0xFFFF : dma_len;
+ return dma_len > (1U << 16) ? (1U << 16) : dma_len;
+static u32 fastlane_esp_dma_length_limit(struct esp *esp, u32 dma_addr,
+ u32 dma_len)
+ /* The old driver used 0xfffc as limit, so do that here too */
+ return dma_len > 0xfffc ? 0xfffc : dma_len;
static void zorro_esp_reset_dma(struct esp *esp)
@@ -604,7 +611,7 @@ static const struct esp_driver_ops fastlane_esp_ops = {
.esp_write8 = zorro_esp_write8,
.esp_read8 = zorro_esp_read8,
.irq_pending = fastlane_esp_irq_pending,
- .dma_length_limit = zorro_esp_dma_length_limit,
+ .dma_length_limit = fastlane_esp_dma_length_limit,
.reset_dma = zorro_esp_reset_dma,
.dma_drain = zorro_esp_dma_drain,
.dma_invalidate = fastlane_esp_dma_invalidate,