Re: [RFC PATCH] iommu/arm-smmu: Add module parameter to set msi iova address

From: Auger Eric
Date: Thu May 28 2020 - 03:22:01 EST


On 5/27/20 7:30 PM, Robin Murphy wrote:
> On 2020-05-27 17:03, Srinath Mannam wrote:
>> This patch gives the provision to change default value of MSI IOVA base
>> to platform's suitable IOVA using module parameter. The present
>> hardcoded MSI IOVA base may not be the accessible IOVA ranges of
>> platform.
> That in itself doesn't seem entirely unreasonable; IIRC the current
> address is just an arbitrary choice to fit nicely into Qemu's memory
> map,
and there was always the possibility that it wouldn't suit everything.

Indeed I also recently had this case of PCI host bridge collision with
the SW MSI reserved window - maybe that's the same ;-) -.
>> Since commit aadad097cd46 ("iommu/dma: Reserve IOVA for PCIe inaccessible
>> DMA address"), inaccessible IOVA address ranges parsed from dma-ranges
>> property are reserved.
> That, however, doesn't seem to fit here; iommu-dma maps MSI doorbells
> dynamically, so they aren't affected by reserved regions any more than
> regular DMA pages are. In fact, it explicitly ignores the software MSI
> region, since as the comment says, it *is* the software that manages those.
> The MSI_IOVA_BASE region exists for VFIO, precisely because in that case
> the kernel *doesn't* control the address space, but still needs some way
> to steal a bit of it for MSIs that the guest doesn't necessarily know
> about, and give userspace a fighting chance of knowing what it's taken.
> I think at the time we discussed the idea of adding something to the
> VFIO uapi such that userspace could move this around if it wanted or
> needed to, but decided we could live without that initially.

Yes indeed ;-)

Perhaps now
> the time has come?

Do you mean you would welcome a VFIO based approach or would a driver
parameter be sufficient?



> Robin.
>> If any platform has the limitaion to access default MSI IOVA, then it can
>> be changed using "arm-smmu.msi_iova_base=0xa0000000" command line
>> argument.
>> Signed-off-by: Srinath Mannam <srinath.mannam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> Â drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c | 5 ++++-
>> Â 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> diff --git a/drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c b/drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c
>> index 4f1a350..5e59c9d 100644
>> --- a/drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c
>> +++ b/drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c
>> @@ -72,6 +72,9 @@ static bool disable_bypass =
>> Â module_param(disable_bypass, bool, S_IRUGO);
>> Â MODULE_PARM_DESC(disable_bypass,
>> ÂÂÂÂÂ "Disable bypass streams such that incoming transactions from
>> devices that are not attached to an iommu domain will report an abort
>> back to the device and will not be allowed to pass through the SMMU.");
>> +static unsigned long msi_iova_base = MSI_IOVA_BASE;
>> +module_param(msi_iova_base, ulong, S_IRUGO);
>> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(msi_iova_base, "msi iova base address.");
>> Â Â struct arm_smmu_s2cr {
>> ÂÂÂÂÂ struct iommu_groupÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ *group;
>> @@ -1566,7 +1569,7 @@ static void arm_smmu_get_resv_regions(struct
>> device *dev,
>> ÂÂÂÂÂ struct iommu_resv_region *region;
>> Â -ÂÂÂ region = iommu_alloc_resv_region(MSI_IOVA_BASE, MSI_IOVA_LENGTH,
>> +ÂÂÂ region = iommu_alloc_resv_region(msi_iova_base, MSI_IOVA_LENGTH,
>> ÂÂÂÂÂ if (!region)
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ return;