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SubjectRe: [PATCH 16/18] staging/media/tegra-vde: Clean up IOMMU workaround
On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 10:05:14AM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> 24.08.2020 17:01, Robin Murphy пишет:
> ...
> >> Robin, thank you very much for the clarifications!
> >>
> >> In accordance to yours comments, this patch can't be applied until Tegra
> >> SMMU will support IOMMU_DOMAIN_IDENTITY and implement def_domain_type()
> >> callback that returns IOMMU_DOMAIN_IDENTITY for the VDE device.
> >>
> >> Otherwise you're breaking the VDE driver because
> >> dma_buf_map_attachment() [1] returns the IOMMU SGT of the implicit
> >> domain which is then mapped into the VDE's explicit domain [2], and this
> >> is a nonsense.
> >
> > It's true that iommu_dma_ops will do some work in the unattached default
> > domain, but non-coherent cache maintenance will still be performed
> > correctly on the underlying memory, which is really all that you care
> > about for this case. As for tegra_vde_iommu_map(), that seems to do the
> > right thing in only referencing the physical side of the scatterlist
> > (via iommu_map_sg()) and ignoring the DMA side, so things ought to work
> > out OK even if it is a little non-obvious.
>
> I'll need to double-check this, it's indeed not clear to me right now.
>
> I see that if Tegra DRM driver uses implicit IOMMU domain, then when VDE
> driver imports DMA-buf from Terga DRM and the imported buffer will be
> auto-mapped to the implicit VDE IOVA [1].
>
> [1]
> https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v5.9-rc2/source/drivers/gpu/drm/tegra/gem.c#L574
>
> >> Hence, either VDE driver should bypass iommu_dma_ops from the start or
> >> it needs a way to kick out the ops, like it does this using ARM's
> >> arm_iommu_detach_device().
> >>
> >>
> >> The same applies to the Tegra GPU devices, otherwise you're breaking
> >> them as well because Tegra DRM is sensible to implicit vs explicit
> >> domain.
> >
> > Note that Tegra DRM will only be as broken as its current state on
> > arm64, and I was under the impression that that was OK now - at least I
> > don't recall seeing any complaints since 43c5bf11a610. Although that
> > commit and the one before it are resolving the scalability issue that
> > they describe, it was very much in my mind at the time that they also
> > have the happy side-effect described above - the default domain isn't
> > *completely* out of the way, but it's far enough that sensible cases
> > should be able to work as expected.
>
> The Tegra DRM has a very special quirk for ARM32 that was added in this
> commit [2] and driver relies on checking of whether explicit or implicit
> IOMMU is used in order to activate the quirk.
>
> [2]
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/commit/?id=273da5a046965ccf0ec79eb63f2d5173467e20fa
>
> Once the implicit IOMMU is used for the DRM driver, the quirk no longer
> works (if I'm not missing something). This problem needs to be resolved
> before implicit IOMMU could be used by the Tegra DRM on ARM32.
>
> >> BTW, I tried to apply this series and T30 doesn't boot anymore. I don't
> >> have more info for now.
> >
> > Yeah, I'm still trying to get to the bottom of whether it's actually
> > working as intended at all, even on my RK3288. So far my debugging
> > instrumentation has been confusingly inconclusive :/
>
> Surely it will take some time to resolve all the problems and it's great
> that you're pushing this work!
>
> I'll try to help with fixing the ARM32 Tegra side of the problems. I
> added this to my "TODO" list and should be able to take a closer look
> during of this/next weeks!

I do have a patch lying around somewhere that implements the mapping
cache that was referenced in the above commit. Let me know if I should
dig that up and send it out.

Thierry
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