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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] iommu/arm-smmu: Break insecure users by disabling bypass by default
On 04/10/2019 18:13, Tim Harvey wrote:
>>> No difference... still need 'arm-smmu.disable_bypass=n' to boot. Are
>>> all four iommu-map props above supposed to be the same? Seems to me
>>> they all point to the same thing which looks wrong.
>> Hmm... :/
>> Those mappings just set Stream ID == PCI RID (strictly each one should
>> only need to cover the bus range assigned to that bridge, but it's not
>> crucial) which is the same thing the driver assumes for the mmu-masters
>> property, so either that's wrong and never could have worked anyway -
>> have you tried VFIO on this platform? - or there are other devices also
>> mastering through the SMMU that aren't described at all. Are you able to
>> capture a boot log? The SMMU faults do encode information about the
>> offending ID, and you can typically correlate their appearance
>> reasonably well with endpoint drivers probing.
> Robin,
> VFIO is enabled in the kernel but I don't know anything about how to
> test/use it:
> $ grep VFIO .config
> # CONFIG_VFIO_NOIOMMU is not set
> # CONFIG_VFIO_MDEV is not set

No worries - since it's a networking-focused SoC I figured there was a
chance you might be using DPDK or similar userspace drivers with the NIC
VFs, but I was just casting around for a quick and easy baseline of
whether the SMMU works at all (another way would be using Qemu to run a
VM with one or more PCI devices assigned).

> I do have a boot console yet I'm not seeing any smmu faults at all.
> Perhaps I've mis-diagnosed the issue completely. To be clear when I
> boot with arm-smmu.disable_bypass=y the serial console appears to not
> accept input in userspace and with arm-smmu.disable_bypass=n I'm fine.
> I'm using a buildroot initramfs rootfs for simplicity. The system
> isn't hung as I originally expected as the LED heartbeat trigger
> continues blinking... I just can't get console to accept input.

Curiouser and curiouser... I'm inclined to suspect that the interrupt
configuration might also be messed up, such that the SMMU is blocking
traffic and jammed up due to pending faults, but you're not getting the
IRQ delivered to find out. Does this patch help reveal anything?;a=commitdiff;h=29ac3648b580920692c9b417b2fc606995826517

(untested, but it's a direct port of the one I've used for SMMUv3 to
diagnose something similar)

That said, it's also puzzling that no other drivers are reporting DMA
errors or timeouts either - is there any chance that some device is set
running by the firmware/bootloader and not taken over by a kernel driver?


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