Re: [PATCH 10/15] soc: octeontx2: Reconfig MSIX base with IOVA
From: Sunil Kovvuri
Date: Tue Aug 28 2018 - 09:17:53 EST
On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 6:27 PM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 2:42 PM Sunil Kovvuri <sunil.kovvuri@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 5:39 PM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 12:58 PM <sunil.kovvuri@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > From: Geetha sowjanya <gakula@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > >
> > > > HW interprets RVU_AF_MSIXTR_BASE address as an IOVA, hence
> > > > create a IOMMU mapping for the physcial address configured by
> > > > firmware and reconfig RVU_AF_MSIXTR_BASE with IOVA.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Geetha sowjanya <gakula@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Sunil Goutham <sgoutham@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >
> > > I think this needs some more explanation. What is the difference between
> > > the MSI-X support in this driver and every other one? Are you working
> > > around a hardware bug, or is there something odd in the implementation
> > > of your irqchip driver? Do you use a GIC to handle the MSI interrupts
> > > or something else?
> > This admin function is a PCI device which is capable of provisioning
> > HW blocks to other PCIe SRIOV devices in the system. Each HW block
> > (eg memory buffer pools, NIC dewscriptors, crypto engines e.t.c) needs
> > certain no of MSIX vectors. Admin function has a set of 32K MSIX vectors
> > in memory (not on-chip) which based on HW block provisioning to a PCI device
> > attaches the required number of vectors to that device. Some part of this
> > configuration is done by low level firmware.
> > RVU_AF_MSIXTR_BASE points to the memory region allocated for 32K MSIX
> > vectors. If kernel is booted with IOMMU enabled and admin function device
> > is attached to SMMU, HW will go through translation to access this MSIX
> > vector memory region. Hence the mapping done in this patch.
> Do you mean this is not a regular PCIe MSI-X interrupt to the GIC, but
> something internal to your device that gets routed through the IOMMU
> back into the device?
> I'm still confused.
This is a regular PCIe MSI-X interrupt, the difference is that the
bunch of PCI devices
here doesn't have a fixed set of MSIX vectors. Admin function has a
memory region with
32K MSIX vectors which it provisions to PCI devices based on the HW
attached to them. A PCI device which works as a ethernet device needs
X number of vectors
and a crypto device needs Y number of vectors.
Since the admin function owns the whole MSIX vector region, HW uses
this device's stream ID
to access the vectors. Hence the IOMMU mapping. Once MSIX vectors are
a PCI device they work as normal MSIX interrupt like any other device.