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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/3] PCIe Host request to reserve IOVA
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On 25/01/2019 10:13, Srinath Mannam wrote:
> Few SOCs have limitation that their PCIe host can't allow few inbound
> address ranges. Allowed inbound address ranges are listed in dma-ranges
> DT property and this address ranges are required to do IOVA mapping.
> Remaining address ranges have to be reserved in IOVA mapping.
>
> PCIe Host driver of those SOCs has to list all address ranges which have
> to reserve their IOVA address into PCIe host bridge resource entry list.
> IOMMU framework will reserve these IOVAs while initializing IOMMU domain.

FWIW I'm still only interested in solving this problem generically,
because in principle it's not specific to PCI, for PCI it's certainly
not specific to iproc, and either way it's not specific to DT. That
said, I don't care strongly enough to keep pushing back on this
implementation outright, since it's not something which couldn't be
cleaned up 'properly' in future.

One general comment I'd make, though, is that AFAIK PCI has a concept of
inbound windows much more than it has a concept of gaps-between-windows,
so if the PCI layer is going to track anything it should probably be the
actual windows, and leave the DMA layer to invert them into the
reservations it cares about as it consumes the list. That way you can
also avoid the undocumented requirement for the firmware to keep the
ranges property sorted in the first place.

Robin.

>
> This patch set is based on Linux-5.0-rc2.
>
> Changes from v2:
> - Patch set rebased to Linux-5.0-rc2
>
> Changes from v1:
> - Addressed Oza review comments.
>
> Srinath Mannam (3):
> PCI: Add dma-resv window list
> iommu/dma: Reserve IOVA for PCI host reserve address list
> PCI: iproc: Add dma reserve resources to host
>
> drivers/iommu/dma-iommu.c | 8 ++++++
> drivers/pci/controller/pcie-iproc.c | 51 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> drivers/pci/probe.c | 3 +++
> include/linux/pci.h | 1 +
> 4 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>

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