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Subject[PATCH V7 0/8] Add support for privileged mappings
This series is a resend of the V5 that Mitch sent sometime back [2]
All the patches are the same and i have just rebased. Redid patch [3],
as it does not apply in this code base. Added a couple of more patches
[4], [5] from Robin for adding the privileged attributes to armv7s format
and arm-smmuv3 revert.

The following patch to the ARM SMMU driver:

commit d346180e70b91b3d5a1ae7e5603e65593d4622bc
Author: Robin Murphy <>
Date: Tue Jan 26 18:06:34 2016 +0000

iommu/arm-smmu: Treat all device transactions as unprivileged

started forcing all SMMU transactions to come through as "unprivileged".
The rationale given was that:

(1) There is no way in the IOMMU API to even request privileged

(2) It's difficult to implement a DMA mapper that correctly models the
ARM VMSAv8 behavior of unprivileged-writeable =>

This series rectifies (1) by introducing an IOMMU API for privileged
mappings and implements it in io-pgtable-arm.

This series rectifies (2) by introducing a new dma attribute
(DMA_ATTR_PRIVILEGED) for users of the DMA API that need privileged
mappings which are inaccessible to lesser-privileged execution levels, and
implements it in the arm64 IOMMU DMA mapper. The one known user (pl330.c)
is converted over to the new attribute.

Jordan and Jeremy can provide more info on the use case if needed, but the
high level is that it's a security feature to prevent attacks such as [1].

Note that, i tested this on arm64 with arm-smmuv2, short descriptor changes,
and do not have an platform to test this with arm-smmuv3.


- Added couple of more patches, picked up acks, updated commit log

- Rebased all the patches and redid 6/6 as it does not apply in
this code base.


- Simplified patch 4/6 (suggested by Robin Murphy).


- Rebased and reworked on linux next due to the dma attrs rework going
on over there. Patches changed: 3/6, 4/6, and 5/6.


- Incorporated feedback from Robin:
* Various comments and re-wordings.
* Use existing bit definitions for IOMMU_PRIV implementation
in io-pgtable-arm.
* Renamed and redocumented dma_direction_to_prot.
* Don't worry about executability in new DMA attr.


- Added a new DMA attribute to make executable privileged mappings
work, and use that in the pl330 driver (suggested by Will).

Jeremy Gebben (1):
iommu/io-pgtable-arm: add support for the IOMMU_PRIV flag

Mitchel Humpherys (4):
iommu: add IOMMU_PRIV attribute
common: DMA-mapping: add DMA_ATTR_PRIVILEGED attribute
arm64/dma-mapping: Implement DMA_ATTR_PRIVILEGED
dmaengine: pl330: Make sure microcode is privileged

Robin Murphy (2):
iommu/io-pgtable-arm-v7s: Add support for the IOMMU_PRIV flag
iommu/arm-smmu: Revert "iommu/arm-smmu: Set PRIVCFG in stage 1 STEs"

Sricharan R (1):
iommu/arm-smmu: Set privileged attribute to 'default' instead of

Documentation/DMA-attributes.txt | 10 ++++++++++
arch/arm64/mm/dma-mapping.c | 6 +++---
drivers/dma/pl330.c | 5 +++--
drivers/iommu/arm-smmu-v3.c | 7 +------
drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c | 2 +-
drivers/iommu/dma-iommu.c | 10 ++++++++--
drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm-v7s.c | 6 +++++-
drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c | 5 ++++-
include/linux/dma-iommu.h | 3 ++-
include/linux/dma-mapping.h | 7 +++++++
include/linux/iommu.h | 1 +
11 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

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