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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/21] SMMU enablement for NXP LS1043A and LS1046A
On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 5:39 AM Laurentiu Tudor <laurentiu.tudor@nxp.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> On 19.09.2018 17:37, Robin Murphy wrote:
> > On 19/09/18 15:18, Laurentiu Tudor wrote:
> >> Hi Robin,
> >>
> >> On 19.09.2018 16:25, Robin Murphy wrote:
> >>> Hi Laurentiu,
> >>>
> >>> On 19/09/18 13:35, laurentiu.tudor@nxp.com wrote:
> >>>> From: Laurentiu Tudor <laurentiu.tudor@nxp.com>
> >>>>
> >>>> This patch series adds SMMU support for NXP LS1043A and LS1046A chips
> >>>> and consists mostly in important driver fixes and the required device
> >>>> tree updates. It touches several subsystems and consists of three main
> >>>> parts:
> >>>> - changes in soc/drivers/fsl/qbman drivers adding iommu mapping of
> >>>> reserved memory areas, fixes and defered probe support
> >>>> - changes in drivers/net/ethernet/freescale/dpaa_eth drivers
> >>>> consisting in misc dma mapping related fixes and probe ordering
> >>>> - addition of the actual arm smmu device tree node together with
> >>>> various adjustments to the device trees
> >>>>
> >>>> Performance impact
> >>>>
> >>>> Running iperf benchmarks in a back-to-back setup (both sides
> >>>> having smmu enabled) on a 10GBps port show an important
> >>>> networking performance degradation of around %40 (9.48Gbps
> >>>> linerate vs 5.45Gbps). If you need performance but without
> >>>> SMMU support you can use "iommu.passthrough=1" to disable
> >>>> SMMU.
> >>>>
> >>>> USB issue and workaround
> >>>>
> >>>> There's a problem with the usb controllers in these chips
> >>>> generating smaller, 40-bit wide dma addresses instead of the
> >>>> 48-bit
> >>>> supported at the smmu input. So you end up in a situation
> >>>> where the
> >>>> smmu is mapped with 48-bit address translations, but the device
> >>>> generates transactions with clipped 40-bit addresses, thus smmu
> >>>> context faults are triggered. I encountered a similar
> >>>> situation for
> >>>> mmc that I managed to fix in software [1] however for USB I
> >>>> did not
> >>>> find a proper place in the code to add a similar fix. The only
> >>>> workaround I found was to add this kernel parameter which
> >>>> limits the
> >>>> usb dma to 32-bit size: "xhci-hcd.quirks=0x800000".
> >>>> This workaround if far from ideal, so any suggestions for a code
> >>>> based workaround in this area would be greatly appreciated.
> >>>
> >>> If you have a nominally-64-bit device with a
> >>> narrower-than-the-main-interconnect link in front of it, that should
> >>> already be fixed in 4.19-rc by bus_dma_mask picking up DT dma-ranges,
> >>> provided the interconnect hierarchy can be described appropriately (or
> >>> at least massaged sufficiently to satisfy the binding), e.g.:
> >>>
> >>> / {
> >>> ...
> >>>
> >>> soc {
> >>> ranges;
> >>> dma-ranges = <0 0 10000 0>;
> >>>
> >>> dev_48bit { ... };
> >>>
> >>> periph_bus {
> >>> ranges;
> >>> dma-ranges = <0 0 100 0>;
> >>>
> >>> dev_40bit { ... };
> >>> };
> >>> };
> >>> };
> >>>
> >>> and if that fails to work as expected (except for PCI hosts where
> >>> handling dma-ranges properly still needs sorting out), please do let us
> >>> know ;)
> >>>
> >>
> >> Just to confirm, Is this [1] the change I was supposed to test?
> >
> > Not quite - dma-ranges is only valid for nodes representing a bus, so
> > putting it directly in the USB device nodes doesn't work (FWIW that's
> > why PCI is broken, because the parser doesn't expect the
> > bus-as-leaf-node case). That's teh point of that intermediate simple-bus
> > node represented by "periph_bus" in my example (sorry, I should have put
> > compatibles in to make it clearer) - often that's actually true to life
> > (i.e. "soc" is something like a CCI and "periph_bus" is something like
> > an AXI NIC gluing a bunch of lower-bandwidth DMA masters to one of the
> > CCI ports) but at worst it's just a necessary evil to make the binding
> > happy (if it literally only represents the point-to-point link between
> > the device master port and interconnect slave port).
> >
>
> Quick update: so I adjusted to device tree according to your example and
> it works so now I can get rid of that nasty kernel arg based workaround,
> yey! :-)

Great that we have a generic solution like I hoped for! So you will
submit a new revision of the series to include these dts updates,
right?

Regards,
Leo

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