Patchwork [v6,0/7] Add virtio-iommu driver

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Submitter Michael S. Tsirkin
Date Dec. 20, 2018, 6:17 p.m.
Message ID <20181220130443-mutt-send-email-mst@kernel.org>
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Permalink /patch/687595/
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Michael S. Tsirkin - Dec. 20, 2018, 6:17 p.m.
On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 05:59:46PM +0000, Jean-Philippe Brucker wrote:
> On 19/12/2018 23:09, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 12:50:29PM +0000, Jean-Philippe Brucker wrote:
> >>>> [3] git://linux-arm.org/linux-jpb.git virtio-iommu/v0.9.1
> >>>>      git://linux-arm.org/kvmtool-jpb.git virtio-iommu/v0.9
> >>>
> >>> Unfortunatly gitweb seems to be broken on linux-arm.org. What is missing
> >>> in this patch-set to make this work on x86?
> >>
> >> You should be able to access it here:
> >> http://www.linux-arm.org/git?p=linux-jpb.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/virtio-iommu/devel
> >>
> >> That branch contains missing bits for x86 support:
> >>
> >> * ACPI support. We have the code but it's waiting for an IORT spec
> >> update, to reserve the IORT node ID. I expect it to take a while, given
> >> that I'm alone requesting a change for something that's not upstream or
> >> in hardware.
> > 
> > Frankly I think you should take a hard look at just getting the data
> > needed from the PCI device itself.  You don't need to depend on virtio,
> > it can be a small driver that gets you that data from the device config
> > space and then just goes away.
> > 
> > If you want help with writing such a small driver let me know.
> > 
> > If there's an advantage to virtio-iommu then that would be its
> > portability, and it all goes out of the window because
> > of dependencies on ACPI and DT and OF and the rest of the zoo.
> 
> But the portable solutions are ACPI and DT.
> 
> Describing the DMA dependency through a device would require the guest
> to probe the device before all others. How do we communicate this?
> * pass a kernel parameter saying something like "probe_first=00:01.0"
> * make sure that the PCI root complex is probed before any other
> platform device (since the IOMMU can manage DMA of platform devices).

My idea was to just find and probe the specific device.

> * change DT, ACPI and PCI core code to handle this probe_first kernel
> parameter.
> 
> Better go with something standard, that any OS and hypervisor knows how
> to use, and that other IOMMU devices already use.
> 
> >> * DMA ops for x86 (see "HACK" commit). I'd like to use dma-iommu but I'm
> >> not sure how to implement the glue that sets dma_ops properly.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Jean
> > 
> > OK so IIUC you are looking into Christoph's suggestions to fix that up?
> 
> Eventually yes. I'll give it a try next year, once the dma-iommu changes
> are on the list. It's not a priority for me, given that x86 already has
> a pvIOMMU with VT-d, and that Arm still needs one.


Well that's a kind of a weak usecase, isn't it?
Can we just build VTD on ARM?




didn't try this one ...



> It shouldn't block
> this series.
> 
> > There's still a bit of time left before the merge window,
> > maybe you can make above changes.
> 
> I'll wait to see if Joerg has other concerns about the design or the
> code, and resend in January. I think that IOMMU driver changes should go
> through his tree.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jean

Sorry which changes do you mean?

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/iommu/Kconfig b/drivers/iommu/Kconfig
index d9a25715650e..009fa98e9363 100644
--- a/drivers/iommu/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/iommu/Kconfig
@@ -174,7 +174,7 @@  config DMAR_TABLE
 
 config INTEL_IOMMU
 	bool "Support for Intel IOMMU using DMA Remapping Devices"
-	depends on PCI_MSI && ACPI && (X86 || IA64_GENERIC)
+	depends on PCI_MSI && ACPI && (X86 || IA64_GENERIC || ARM)
 	select IOMMU_API
 	select IOMMU_IOVA
 	select NEED_DMA_MAP_STATE