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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] swiotlb: Adjust SWIOTBL bounce buffer size for SEV guests.
On Tue, Feb 04, 2020 at 07:35:00PM +0000, Ashish Kalra wrote:
> Hello Konrad,
>
> Looking fwd. to your feedback regarding support of other memory
> encryption architectures such as Power, S390, etc.
>
> Thanks,
> Ashish
>
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 11:00:08PM +0000, Ashish Kalra wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 03:54:03PM -0500, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Additional memory calculations based on # of PCI devices and
> > > > their memory ranges will make it more complicated with so
> > > > many other permutations and combinations to explore, it is
> > > > essential to keep this patch as simple as possible by
> > > > adjusting the bounce buffer size simply by determining it
> > > > from the amount of provisioned guest memory.
> > >>
> > >> Please rework the patch to:
> > >>
> > >> - Use a log solution instead of the multiplication.
> > >> Feel free to cap it at a sensible value.
> >
> > Ok.
> >
> > >>
> > >> - Also the code depends on SWIOTLB calling in to the
> > >> adjust_swiotlb_default_size which looks wrong.
> > >>
> > >> You should not adjust io_tlb_nslabs from swiotlb_size_or_default.
> >
> > >> That function's purpose is to report a value.
> > >>
> > >> - Make io_tlb_nslabs be visible outside of the SWIOTLB code.
> > >>
> > >> - Can you utilize the IOMMU_INIT APIs and have your own detect which would
> > >> modify the io_tlb_nslabs (and set swiotbl=1?).
> >
> > This seems to be a nice option, but then IOMMU_INIT APIs are
> > x86-specific and this swiotlb buffer size adjustment is also needed
> > for other memory encryption architectures like Power, S390, etc.

Oh dear. That I hadn't considered.
> >
> > >>
> > >> Actually you seem to be piggybacking on pci_swiotlb_detect_4gb - so
> > >> perhaps add in this code ? Albeit it really should be in it's own
> > >> file, not in arch/x86/kernel/pci-swiotlb.c
> >
> > Actually, we piggyback on pci_swiotlb_detect_override which sets
> > swiotlb=1 as x86_64_start_kernel() and invocation of sme_early_init()
> > forces swiotlb on, but again this is all x86 architecture specific.

Then it looks like the best bet is to do it from within swiotlb_init?
We really can't do it from swiotlb_size_or_default - that function
should just return a value and nothing else.

> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ashish

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