lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2020]   [Apr]   [7]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRE: [PATCH v1 5/8] vfio/type1: Report 1st-level/stage-1 format to userspace
Date
Hi Jean,

> From: Jean-Philippe Brucker <jean-philippe@linaro.org>
> Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 4:23 PM
> To: Auger Eric <eric.auger@redhat.com>
> userspace
>
> On Wed, Apr 01, 2020 at 03:01:12PM +0200, Auger Eric wrote:
> > >>> header = vfio_info_cap_add(caps, sizeof(*nesting_cap),
> > >>> VFIO_IOMMU_TYPE1_INFO_CAP_NESTING, 1);
> @@ -2254,6 +2309,7
> > >>> @@ static int vfio_iommu_info_add_nesting_cap(struct
> > >> vfio_iommu *iommu,
> > >>> /* nesting iommu type supports PASID requests (alloc/free) */
> > >>> nesting_cap->nesting_capabilities |= VFIO_IOMMU_PASID_REQS;
> > >> What is the meaning for ARM?
> > >
> > > I think it's just a software capability exposed to userspace, on
> > > userspace side, it has a choice to use it or not. :-) The reason
> > > define it and report it in cap nesting is that I'd like to make the
> > > pasid alloc/free be available just for IOMMU with type
> > > VFIO_IOMMU_TYPE1_NESTING. Please feel free tell me if it is not good
> > > for ARM. We can find a proper way to report the availability.
> >
> > Well it is more a question for jean-Philippe. Do we have a system wide
> > PASID allocation on ARM?
>
> We don't, the PASID spaces are per-VM on Arm, so this function should consult the
> IOMMU driver before setting flags. As you said on patch 3, nested doesn't
> necessarily imply PASID support. The SMMUv2 does not support PASID but does
> support nesting stages 1 and 2 for the IOVA space.
> SMMUv3 support of PASID depends on HW capabilities. So I think this needs to be
> finer grained:
>
> Does the container support:
> * VFIO_IOMMU_PASID_REQUEST?
> -> Yes for VT-d 3
> -> No for Arm SMMU
> * VFIO_IOMMU_{,UN}BIND_GUEST_PGTBL?
> -> Yes for VT-d 3
> -> Sometimes for SMMUv2
> -> No for SMMUv3 (if we go with BIND_PASID_TABLE, which is simpler due to
> PASID tables being in GPA space.)
> * VFIO_IOMMU_BIND_PASID_TABLE?
> -> No for VT-d
> -> Sometimes for SMMUv3
>
> Any bind support implies VFIO_IOMMU_CACHE_INVALIDATE support.

good summary. do you expect to see any

>
> > >>> + nesting_cap->stage1_formats = formats;
> > >> as spotted by Kevin, since a single format is supported, rename
> > >
> > > ok, I was believing it may be possible on ARM or so. :-) will rename
> > > it.
>
> Yes I don't think an u32 is going to cut it for Arm :( We need to describe all sorts of
> capabilities for page and PASID tables (granules, GPA size, ASID/PASID size, HW
> access/dirty, etc etc.) Just saying "Arm stage-1 format" wouldn't mean much. I
> guess we could have a secondary vendor capability for these?

Actually, I'm wondering if we can define some formats to stands for a set of
capabilities. e.g. VTD_STAGE1_FORMAT_V1 which may indicates the 1st level
page table related caps (aw, a/d, SRE, EA and etc.). And vIOMMU can parse
the capabilities.

Regards,
Yi Liu

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-04-07 11:44    [W:0.127 / U:3.180 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site