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SubjectRE: [PATCH v3 4/6] iommu/vt-d: Setup pasid entries for iova over first level
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> From: Lu Baolu < baolu.lu@linux.intel.com >
> Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:04 AM
> To: Liu, Yi L <yi.l.liu@intel.com>; Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>; David
> Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>; Alex Williamson
> <alex.williamson@redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 4/6] iommu/vt-d: Setup pasid entries for iova over first level
>
> Hi Yi,
>
> On 12/15/19 5:37 PM, Liu, Yi L wrote:
> >> XD (bit 63) is only for the first level, and SNP (bit 11) is only for
> >> second level, right? I think we need to always set XD bit for IOVA over FL case.
> thoughts?
> > Oops, I made a mistake here. Please forget SNP bit, there is no way to
> > control SNP with first level page table.:-)
> >
> > Actually, it is execute (bit 1) of second level page table which I wanted to say.
> > If software sets R/W/X permission to an IOVA, with IOVA over second
> > level page table, it will set bit 1. However, if IOVA is over first
> > level page table, it may need to clear XD bit. This is what I want to
> > say here. If IOVA doesn’t allow execute permission, it's ok to always
> > set XD bit for IOVA over FL case. But I would like to do it just as
> > what we did for R/W permission. R/W permission relies on the permission
> configured by the page map caller. right?
>
> Got your point.
>
> Current driver always cleard X (bit 2) in the second level page table.
> So we will always set XD bit (bit 63) in the first level page table.

yes, I also noticed X (bit 2) is not used in intel-iommu driver. So I
know why you set XD for IOVA over FL case. But it's a little bit weird
to hard code it. That's why I suggested to relay page map caller's
permission input.

> If we decide to use the X permission, we need a separated patch, right?

sure, it would be a separate patch since current code doesn’t apply
X permission.

Regards,
Yi Liu
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