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SubjectRe: generic DMA bypass flag
On 14/11/2019 7:41 am, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 02:45:15PM +0000, Robin Murphy wrote:
>> In all honesty, this seems silly. If we can set a per-device flag to say
>> "oh, bypass these ops and use some other ops instead", then we can just as
>> easily simply give the device the appropriate ops in the first place.
>> Because, y'know, the name of the game is "per-device ops".
> Except that we can't do it _that_ easily. The problem is that for both
> the powerpc and intel case the selection is dynamic. If a device is in
> the identify domain with intel-iommu (or the equivalent on powerpc which
> doesn't use the normal iommu framework), we still want to use the iommu
> to be able to map memory for devices with a too small dma mask using
> the iommu instead of using swiotlb bouncing. So to "just" use the
> per-device dma ops we'd need:
> a) a hook in dma_direct_supported to pick another set of ops for
> small dma masks
> b) a hook in the IOMMU ops to propagate to the direct ops for full
> 64-bit masks

And is that any different from where you would choose to "just" set a
generic bypass flag?

diff --git a/drivers/iommu/iommu.c b/drivers/iommu/iommu.c
index d658c7c6a2ab..40e096d3dbc5 100644
--- a/drivers/iommu/iommu.c
+++ b/drivers/iommu/iommu.c
@@ -2242,12 +2242,14 @@ request_default_domain_for_dev(struct device
*dev, unsigned long type)
/* Request that a device is direct mapped by the IOMMU */
int iommu_request_dm_for_dev(struct device *dev)
+ set_dma_ops(dev, NULL);
return request_default_domain_for_dev(dev, IOMMU_DOMAIN_IDENTITY);

/* Request that a device can't be direct mapped by the IOMMU */
int iommu_request_dma_domain_for_dev(struct device *dev)
+ set_dma_ops(dev, &iommu_dma_ops);
return request_default_domain_for_dev(dev, IOMMU_DOMAIN_DMA);

If intel-iommu gets fully converted such that everyone using default
domains is also using iommu-dma, that should be it as far as the generic
DMA ops are concerned (ultimately we might even be able to do it in
__iommu_attach_device() based on the domain type). Like I said, the hard
part is deciding when to make *these* calls, but apparently intel-iommu
can already do that.

> I looked into that for powerpc a while ago and it wasn't pretty at all.
> Compared to that just checking another flag for the DMA direct calls
> is relatively clean and trivial as seens in the diffstat for this series
> alone.
>> I don't see a great benefit to pulling legacy cruft out into common code
>> instead of just working to get rid of it in-place, when said cruft pulls in
>> the opposite direction to where we're taking the common code (i.e. it's
>> inherently based on the premise of global ops).
> I'm not sure what legacy cruft it pull in. I think it actually fits very
> much into a mental model of "direct mapping is the default, to be overriden
> if needed" which is pretty close to what we have at the moment. Just
> with a slightly more complicated processing of the override.

Because the specific "slightly more complicated" currently used by the
existing powerpc code will AFAICS continue to be needed only by the
existing powerpc code, thus I don't see any benefit to cluttering up the
common code with it today. You may as well just refactor powerpc to
swizzle its own ops to obviate archdata.iommu_bypass, and delete a fair
chunk of old code.


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