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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/4] iommu/arm-smmu: Add support to handle Qcom's wait-for-safe logic
[+Krishna]

Hi Vivek,

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 03:58:32PM +0530, Vivek Gautam wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 11:22 PM Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 02:48:07PM +0530, Vivek Gautam wrote:
> > > On 6/14/2019 9:35 AM, Bjorn Andersson wrote:
> > > > On Wed 12 Jun 00:15 PDT 2019, Vivek Gautam wrote:
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c b/drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c
> > > > > index 0ad086da399c..3c3ad43eda97 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c
> > > > > @@ -39,6 +39,7 @@
> > > > > #include <linux/pci.h>
> > > > > #include <linux/platform_device.h>
> > > > > #include <linux/pm_runtime.h>
> > > > > +#include <linux/qcom_scm.h>
> > > > > #include <linux/slab.h>
> > > > > #include <linux/spinlock.h>
> > > > > @@ -177,6 +178,7 @@ struct arm_smmu_device {
> > > > > u32 features;
> > > > > #define ARM_SMMU_OPT_SECURE_CFG_ACCESS (1 << 0)
> > > > > +#define ARM_SMMU_OPT_QCOM_FW_IMPL_SAFE_ERRATA (1 << 1)
> > > > > u32 options;
> > > > > enum arm_smmu_arch_version version;
> > > > > enum arm_smmu_implementation model;
> > > > > @@ -262,6 +264,7 @@ static bool using_legacy_binding, using_generic_binding;
> > > > > static struct arm_smmu_option_prop arm_smmu_options[] = {
> > > > > { ARM_SMMU_OPT_SECURE_CFG_ACCESS, "calxeda,smmu-secure-config-access" },
> > > > > + { ARM_SMMU_OPT_QCOM_FW_IMPL_SAFE_ERRATA, "qcom,smmu-500-fw-impl-safe-errata" },
> > > > This should be added to the DT binding as well.
> > >
> > > Ah right. I missed that. Will add this and respin unless Robin and Will have
> > > concerns with this change.
> >
> > My only concern really is whether it's safe for us to turn this off. It's
> > clear that somebody went to a lot of effort to add this extra goodness to
> > the IP, but your benchmarks suggest they never actually tried it out after
> > they finished building it.
> >
> > Is there some downside I'm not seeing from disabling this stuff?
>
> This wait-for-safe is a TLB invalidation enhancement to help display
> and camera devices.
> The SMMU hardware throttles the invalidations so that clients such as
> display and camera can indicate when to start the invalidation.
> So the SMMU essentially reduces the rate at which invalidations are
> serviced from its queue. This also throttles the invalidations from
> other masters too.
>
> On sdm845, the software is expected to serialize the invalidation
> command loading into SMMU invalidation FIFO using hardware locks
> (downstream code [2]), and is also expected to throttle non-real time
> clients while waiting for SAFE==1 (downstream code[2]). We don't do
> any of these yet, and as per my understanding as this wait-for-safe is
> enabled by the bootloader in a one time config, this logic reduces
> performance of devices such as usb and ufs.
>
> There's isn't any downside from disabling this logic until we have all
> the pieces together from downstream in upstream kernels, and until we
> have sdm845 devices that are running with full display/gfx stack
> running. That's when we plan to revisit this and enable all the pieces
> to get display and USB/UFS working with their optimum performance.

Generally, I'd agree that approaching this incrementally makes sense, but
in this case you're adding new device-tree properties
("qcom,smmu-500-fw-impl-safe-errata") in order to do so, which seems
questionable if they're only going to be used in the short-term and will
be obsolete once Linux knows how to drive the device properly.

Instead, I think this needs to be part of a separate file that is maintained
by you, which follows on from the work that Krishna is doing for nvidia
built on top of Robin's prototype patches:

http://linux-arm.org/git?p=linux-rm.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/iommu/smmu-impl

Once we have that, you can key this behaviour off the compatible string
rather than having to add quirk properties to reflect the transient needs of
Linux.

Krishna -- how have you been getting on with the branch above?

Will

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