[PATCH v2 0/7] drivers:hv: Ensure that bridge windows don't overlap
From: Jake Oshins
Date: Wed Mar 30 2016 - 18:11:39 EST
This series differs from v1 in that the last two patches have been
modified to simplify the tracking of the frame buffer area during
early boot, which is done so that other devices which may get probed
and started first don't choose memory space that's in use by that
Hyper-V VMs expose paravirtual drivers through a mechanism called
VMBus, which is managed by hv_vmbus.ko. For each parvirtual service
instance, this driver exposes a new child device. Some of these child
devices need memory address space, into which Hyper-V will map things
like the virtual video frame buffer. This memory-mapped address space
is chosen by the guest OS, not the hypervisor.
This is difficult to map onto the Linux pnp layer, as the code in the
pnp layer to choose MMIO space keys off of bus type and it doesn't know
anything about VMBus. The maintainers of the pnp layer have asked that
we not offer patches to it that make it understand VMBus, but that we
rather find ways of using the code in its current state. So hv_vmbus.ko
exports a function, vmbus_allocate_mmio() for choosing the address space
for any child driver that needs this facility.
The recently introduced PCI front-end driver for Hyper-V VMs
(pci-hyperv.ko) uses vmbus_allocate_mmio() for choosing both the region
of memory space into which real PCI Express devices are mapped. The
regions allocated are made to look like root PCI bus bridge windows
to the PCI driver, reusing all the code in the PCI driver for the rest
of PCI device management.
The problem is that these bridge windows are marked in such a way that
devices can still allocate from the memory space spanned by them, and
this means that if two different PCI buses are created in the VM, each
with devices under them, they may allocate the same memory space, leading
to PCI Base Address Register which overlap.
This patch series fixes the problem by tracking allocations to child
devices in a separate resource tree, marking them such that the bridge
windows can't overlap. The main memory resource tree, iomem_resource,
contains resources properly marked as bridge windows, allowing their
children to overlap with them.
Jake Oshins (7):
drivers:hv: Lock access to hyperv_mmio resource tree
drivers:hv: Make a function to free mmio regions through vmbus
drivers:hv: Use new vmbus_mmio_free() from client drivers.
drivers:hv: Reverse order of resources in hyperv_mmio
drivers:hv: Track allocations of children of hv_vmbus in private
drivers:hv: Record MMIO range in use by frame buffer
drivers:hv: Separate out frame buffer logic when picking MMIO range
drivers/hv/vmbus_drv.c | 142 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
drivers/pci/host/pci-hyperv.c | 14 ++--
drivers/video/fbdev/hyperv_fb.c | 4 +-
include/linux/hyperv.h | 2 +-
4 files changed, 114 insertions(+), 48 deletions(-)