Re: [PATCH v3 0/2] iommu: handle drivers that manage iommu directly

From: Rob Clark
Date: Tue Sep 10 2019 - 13:11:04 EST

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 9:34 AM Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 06/09/2019 22:44, Rob Clark wrote:
> > From: Rob Clark <robdclark@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > One of the challenges we have to enable the aarch64 laptops upstream
> > is dealing with the fact that the bootloader enables the display and
> > takes the corresponding SMMU context-bank out of BYPASS. Unfortunately,
> > currently, the IOMMU framework attaches a DMA (or potentially an
> > IDENTITY) domain before the driver is probed and has a chance to
> > intervene and shutdown scanout. Which makes things go horribly wrong.
> Nope, things already went horribly wrong in arm_smmu_device_reset() -
> sure, sometimes for some configurations it might *seem* like they didn't
> and that you can fudge the context bank state at arm's length from core
> code later, but the truth is that impl->cfg_probe is your last chance to
> guarantee that any necessary SMMU state is preserved.

cfg_probe is where Bjorn's patch is preserving the SMMU state. So I
think that should ensure device_reset() preserves the configuration..
or at least if something is missing, that seems fixable.

> The remainder of the problem involves reworking default domain
> allocation such that we can converge on what iommu_request_dm_for_dev()
> currently does but without the momentary attachment to a translation
> domain to cause hiccups. That's starting here:

I suppose if the stream-match state and bootloader chosen context bank
is preserved, then keeping it direct-mapped would avoid things
starting to fault before display driver is probed. That plus some
solution for GPU default domain would narrow the scope of what I need
to just avoiding getting iommu dma_ops installed.

> > But in this case, drm/msm is already directly managing it's IOMMUs
> > directly, the DMA API attached iommu_domain simply gets in the way.
> > This series adds a way that a driver can indicate to drivers/iommu
> > that it does not wish to have an DMA managed iommu_domain attached.
> > This way, drm/msm can shut down scanout cleanly before attaching it's
> > own iommu_domain.
> >
> > NOTE that to get things working with arm-smmu on the aarch64 laptops,
> > you also need a patchset[1] from Bjorn Andersson to inherit SMMU config
> > at boot, when it is already enabled.
> >
> > [1]
> >
> > NOTE that in discussion of previous revisions, RMRR came up. This is
> > not really a replacement for RMRR (nor does RMRR really provide any
> > more information than we already get from EFI GOP, or DT in the
> > simplefb case). I also don't see how RMRR could help w/ SMMU handover
> > of CB/SMR config (Bjorn's patchset[1]) without defining new tables.
> The point of RMRR-like-things is that they identify not just the memory
> region but also the specific device accessing them, which means the
> IOMMU driver knows up-front which IDs etc. it must be careful not to
> disrupt. Obviously for SMMU that *would* be some new table (designed to
> encompass everything relevant) since literal RMRRs are specifically an
> Intel VT-d thing.

Perhaps I'm not looking in the right place, but the extent of what I
could find about RMRR tables was:

I couldn't really see how that specifies the device. But entirely
possible that I'm not seeing the whole picture.

I am a bit curious about how windows handles this, since they must
have the same problem on these laptops.

> > This perhaps doesn't solve the more general case of bootloader enabled
> > display for drivers that actually want to use DMA API managed IOMMU.
> > But it does also happen to avoid a related problem with GPU, caused by
> > the DMA domain claiming the context bank that the GPU firmware expects
> > to use.
> Careful bringing that up again, or I really will rework the context bank
> allocator to avoid this default domain problem entirely... ;)

That doesn't seem like a bad outcome ;-)


> Robin.
> > And it avoids spurious TLB invalidation coming from the unused
> > DMA domain. So IMHO this is a useful and necessary change.
> >
> > Rob Clark (2):
> > iommu: add support for drivers that manage iommu explicitly
> > drm/msm: mark devices where iommu is managed by driver
> >
> > drivers/gpu/drm/msm/adreno/adreno_device.c | 1 +
> > drivers/gpu/drm/msm/disp/dpu1/dpu_kms.c | 1 +
> > drivers/gpu/drm/msm/disp/mdp5/mdp5_kms.c | 1 +
> > drivers/gpu/drm/msm/msm_drv.c | 1 +
> > drivers/iommu/iommu.c | 2 +-
> > drivers/iommu/of_iommu.c | 3 +++
> > include/linux/device.h | 3 ++-
> > 7 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >