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SubjectRe: [RFC 01/13] iommu: Introduce bind_guest_stage API
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Hi Kevin,
On 09/04/2018 09:57 AM, Tian, Kevin wrote:
>> From: Auger Eric
>> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 9:52 PM
>>
>> Hi Jean-Philippe,
>>
>> On 08/31/2018 03:11 PM, Jean-Philippe Brucker wrote:
>>> Hi Eric,
>>>
>>> On 23/08/18 16:25, Auger Eric wrote:
>>>>> +int iommu_bind_guest_stage(struct iommu_domain *domain, struct
>> device *dev,
>>>>> + struct iommu_guest_stage_config *cfg)
>>>
>>> About the name change from iommu_bind_pasid_table: is the intent to
>>> reuse this API for SMMUv2, which supports nested but not PASID? Seems
>>> like a good idea but "iommu_bind_table" may be better since "stage" is
>>> only used by Arm.
>>
>> At the moment I don't target SMUv2 but just SMMUv3. My focus was on
>> nested stage enablement without enabling the multi-CD feature (PASID),
>> whish is not supported by the QEMU vSMMUv3. Afterwards I realized that
>> basically we are pointing to a CD or PASID table and that's about the
>> same. I don't have a strong opinion on the name, iommu_bind_guest_table
>> or iommu_bind_pasid_table would be fine with me. Indeed "stage" is ARM
>> vocable (level for Intel?)
>
> Intel uses first level/second level.
>
> iommu_bind_table is a bit confusing. what should people take table as?
> there is PASID table. there is also page table linked in each stage/level. and
> maybe other tables in vendor-specific definition.
>
> to me iommu_bind_pasid_table is still clearer. anyway in other places
> we've used pasid explicitly in vfio/iommu APIs, then it should be general
> enough to represent various implementations.

Fine for me.

However I I would suggest to rename the original iommu_sva_invalidate
into something that is SVA unrelated. iommu_tlb_invalidate is not OK as
this API also is used to invalidate context caches - which are not
iotlbs -. What about iommu_cache_invalidate?

At least we must clarify that this API can be used for something else
than SVA enablement.

Thanks

Eric
>
> Thanks
> Kevin
>
>
>

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