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Subject[PATCH 0/7] iommu: Permit modular builds of ARM SMMU[v3] drivers
Hi all,

As part of the work to enable a "Generic Kernel Image" across multiple
Android devices, there is a need to seperate shared, core kernel code
from modular driver code that may not be needed by all SoCs. This means
building IOMMU drivers as modules.

It turns out that most of the groundwork has already been done to enable
the ARM SMMU drivers to be 'tristate' options in drivers/iommu/Kconfig;
with a few symbols exported from the IOMMU/PCI core, everything builds
nicely out of the box. The one exception is support for the legacy SMMU
DT binding, which is not in widespread use and has never worked with
modules, so we can simply remove that when building as a module rather
than try to paper over it with even more hacks.

Obviously you need to be careful about using IOMMU drivers as modules,
since late loading of the driver for an IOMMU serving active DMA masters
is going to end badly in many cases. On Android, we're using device links
to ensure that the IOMMU probes first.

Comments welcome,


Cc: Robin Murphy <>
Cc: Joerg Roedel <>
Cc: Bjorn Helgaas <>
Cc: Lorenzo Pieralisi <>


Will Deacon (7):
drivers/iommu: Export core IOMMU API symbols to permit modular drivers
iommu/of: Request ACS from the PCI core when configuring IOMMU linkage
PCI: Export pci_ats_disabled() as a GPL symbol to modules
Revert "iommu/arm-smmu: Make arm-smmu-v3 explicitly non-modular"
iommu/arm-smmu-v3: Allow building as a module
Revert "iommu/arm-smmu: Make arm-smmu explicitly non-modular"
iommu/arm-smmu: Allow building as a module

drivers/iommu/Kconfig | 16 ++++++-
drivers/iommu/arm-smmu-impl.c | 6 +++
drivers/iommu/arm-smmu-v3.c | 26 +++++++----
drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c | 86 +++++++++++++++++++++--------------
drivers/iommu/iommu-sysfs.c | 5 ++
drivers/iommu/iommu.c | 8 ++++
drivers/iommu/of_iommu.c | 1 +
drivers/pci/pci.c | 1 +
8 files changed, 102 insertions(+), 47 deletions(-)


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