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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 6/9] iommu/vt-d: Check whether device requires bounce buffer
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Hi,

On 6/11/19 12:08 AM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 09:16:17AM +0800, Lu Baolu wrote:
>> This adds a helper to check whether a device needs to use bounce
>> buffer. It also provides a boot time option to disable the bounce
>> buffer. Users can use this to prevent the iommu driver from using
>> the bounce buffer for performance gain.
>>
>> Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com> Cc: Jacob Pan
>> <jacob.jun.pan@linux.intel.com> Cc: Kevin Tian
>> <kevin.tian@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Lu Baolu
>> <baolu.lu@linux.intel.com> Tested-by: Xu Pengfei
>> <pengfei.xu@intel.com> Tested-by: Mika Westerberg
>> <mika.westerberg@intel.com> ---
>> Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 5 +++++
>> drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c | 6 ++++++ 2 files
>> changed, 11 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
>> b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt index
>> 138f6664b2e2..65685c6e53e4 100644 ---
>> a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt +++
>> b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt @@ -1728,6
>> +1728,11 @@ Note that using this option lowers the security
>> provided by tboot because it makes the system vulnerable to DMA
>> attacks. + nobounce [Default off] + Do not use the bounce buffer
>> for untrusted devices like + the Thunderbolt devices. This will
>> treat the untrusted
>
> My brain has sometimes a hard time parsing 'Not' and 'un'. Could this
> be:
>
> Disable bounce buffer for unstrusted devices ..?
>

Fair enough.

>
> And perhaps call it 'noswiotlb' ? Not everyone knows that SWIOTLB =
> bounce buffer.

As I said in previous thread, swiotlb is not only used for BOUNCE_PAGE
case, but also used by direct dma APIs. Will it cause confusion?

Anyway, I have no strong feeling to use 'nobounce' or 'noswiotlb'. It's
a driver specific switch for debugging purpose. People suggested that we
should move this switch into pci module, but I heard that it's more
helpful to implement per-device switch for "trusted' or "untrusted".
So I kept this untouched in this version.

>
>> + devices as the trusted ones, hence might expose security +
>> risks of DMA attacks.
>>
>> intel_idle.max_cstate= [KNL,HW,ACPI,X86] 0 disables intel_idle and
>> fall back on acpi_idle. diff --git a/drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c
>> b/drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c index 235837c50719..41439647f75d
>> 100644 --- a/drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c +++
>> b/drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c @@ -371,6 +371,7 @@ static int
>> dmar_forcedac; static int intel_iommu_strict; static int
>> intel_iommu_superpage = 1; static int iommu_identity_mapping;
>> +static int intel_no_bounce;
>
> intel_swiotlb_on = 1 ?
>
>>
>> #define IDENTMAP_ALL 1 #define IDENTMAP_GFX 2 @@ -384,6 +385,8 @@
>> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(intel_iommu_gfx_mapped); static
>> DEFINE_SPINLOCK(device_domain_lock); static
>> LIST_HEAD(device_domain_list);
>>
>> +#define device_needs_bounce(d) (!intel_no_bounce &&
>> dev_is_untrusted(d)) + /* * Iterate over elements in
>> device_domain_list and call the specified * callback @fn against
>> each element. @@ -466,6 +469,9 @@ static int __init
>> intel_iommu_setup(char *str) printk(KERN_INFO "Intel-IOMMU: not
>> forcing on after tboot. This could expose security risk for
>> tboot\n"); intel_iommu_tboot_noforce = 1; + } else if
>> (!strncmp(str, "nobounce", 8)) { + pr_info("Intel-IOMMU: No
>> bounce buffer. This could expose security risks of DMA
>> attacks\n");
>
> Again, Intel-IOMMU: No SWIOTLB. T.. blah blah'
>
> Asking for this as doing 'dmesg | grep SWIOTLB' will expose nicely
> all the SWIOTLB invocations..

Yes. Will refine this.

Best regards,
Baolu

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