Re: [PATCH 2/4] iommu: Introduce device fault data
From: Jacob Pan
Date: Fri May 24 2019 - 13:44:16 EST
On Fri, 24 May 2019 17:14:30 +0100
Jean-Philippe Brucker <jean-philippe.brucker@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 24/05/2019 14:49, Jacob Pan wrote:
> > On Thu, 23 May 2019 19:43:46 +0100
> > Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> +/**
> >>> + * struct iommu_fault_event - Generic fault event
> >>> + *
> >>> + * Can represent recoverable faults such as a page requests or
> >>> + * unrecoverable faults such as DMA or IRQ remapping faults.
> >>> + *
> >>> + * @fault: fault descriptor
> >>> + * @iommu_private: used by the IOMMU driver for storing
> >>> fault-specific
> >>> + * data. Users should not modify this field
> >>> before
> >>> + * sending the fault response.
> >> Sorry if I'm a bit late to the party, but given that description,
> >> if users aren't allowed to touch this then why expose it to them
> >> at all? I.e. why not have iommu_report_device_fault() pass just
> >> the fault itself to the fault handler:
> >> ret = fparam->handler(&evt->fault, fparam->data);
> >> and let the IOMMU core/drivers decapsulate it again later if need
> >> be. AFAICS drivers could also just embed the entire generic event
> >> in their own private structure anyway, just as we do for domains.
> > I can't remember all the discussion history but I think
> > iommu_private is used similarly to the page request private data
> > (device private).
> Hm yes, we already have iommu_fault_page_request::private_data for
> that. I think I used to stash flags in iommu_private (is_stall and
> needs_pasid), so that the SMMUv3 driver doesn't need to go fetch them
> from the device structure, but I removed them. If VT-d doesn't need
> iommu_private either, maybe we can remove it entirely?
yes, vt-d does not use or plan to use it.
> In any case I agree that device drivers should only need to know about
> > We
> > need to inject the data to the guest and the guest will send the
> > unmodified data back along with response.
> By the way, does private_data need to go back through the
> iommu_page_response() path? The current series doesn't do that.
yes, private needs to go back in the page_response path. perhaps just
send the response with the match prm?
-ret = domain->ops->page_response(dev, msg, evt->iommu_private);
+ret = domain->ops->page_response(dev, msg, prm);
> > The private data can be used
> > to tag internal device/iommu context.
> > I think we can do the way you said by keeping them within iommu core
> > and recover it based on the response but that would require tracking
> > each fault report, right?
> That's already the case: we decided in thread  to track recoverable
> faults in the IOMMU core, in order to check that the response is sane
> and to set a quota and/or timeout. (I didn't include your timeout
> patches here because I think they need a little more work. They are on
> my sva/api branch.)
> I already dropped iommu_private from the iommu_page_response
> structure. In patch 4 iommu_page_response() retrieves the fault event
> and pass the corresponding iommu_private back to the IOMMU driver.
great, as planned :) I lost track where the discussion ended and
haven't read the latest code. Thanks
> > If we pass on the private data, we only need to check if the
> > response belong to the device but not exact match of a specific
> > fault since the damage is contained in the assigned device. In case
> > of injection fault into the guest, the response will come
> > asynchronously after the handler completes.