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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 2/2] iommu/exynos: Add iommu driver for Exynos Platforms
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 03:51:58PM +0900, KyongHo Cho wrote:
> > This isn't really a problem. We allow destroying a domain with devices
> > attached. So this WARN_ON is not necessary.
> >
> BTW, Isn't it a problem when a device driver does not know that its
> iommu domain is destroyed?
> Can we regards that it is the faulty use of iommu API?

Yes we could, but we don't ;) The domain_destroy path has to take care
of this anyway to be robust, so we can also take away the need to unattach
everything from a domain from the iommu-api user.

> > This looks like you are partially re-implementing behavior of generic
> > code because you are mapping multiple sections at once. The generic map
> > code already splits up the address range correctly, so no need to do
> > this in the driver (unless there is some benefit in the hardware, like
> > an IOTLB entry that can cover multiple sections or something similar).
> >
> Yes, I wanted to avoid repeated function call by iommu_map().
> s5p_iommu_map() maps once for the same page size since it is efficient
> and simple.
> That's why this driver initializes domain->pgsize_bitmap with 0xFFFFF000
> even though our IOMMU driver just supports 3 different page sizes
> including 4KB, 64KB and 1MB.

Repeated function calls are not a real performance problem in the
iommu-code in my experience. The overhead is usualle somewhere else.

> Do you think it is better for s5p_iommu_map() to map just one page at once?

In general I think we should not duplicate code. This logic was moved to
the generic part for a reason and iommu drivers should use it unless
there is a very good reason not to do so.

>
> >> +static size_t exynos_iommu_unmap(struct iommu_domain *domain,
> >> +                                            unsigned long iova, size_t size)
> >> +{
> >> +     struct exynos_iommu_domain *priv = domain->priv;
> >> +     struct iommu_client *client;
> >> +     unsigned long flags;
> >> +
> >> +     BUG_ON(priv->pgtable == NULL);
> >> +
> >> +     spin_lock_irqsave(&priv->pgtablelock, flags);
> >> +
> >> +     while (size != 0) {
> >> +             int i, nent, order;
> >> +             unsigned long *pent, *sent;
> >
> > Same with this while-loop. This looks like it re-implements behavior
> > from the generic code.
> >
> If a region to unmap consists of tens of pages
> there is no way to avoid flushing IOTLB repeatedly.
>
> Out iommu driver doesn't need to flush IOTLB more than once for a
> region to unmap.
>
> Do you think the driver is better to unmaps just one page at once
> though flushing IOTLB repeatedly?

Is I/O-TLB flushing an expensive operation?


Joerg

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