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Subject[PATCH v7 01/15] iommu/io-pgtable: Introduce unmap_pages() as a page table op
From: "Isaac J. Manjarres" <>

The io-pgtable code expects to operate on a single block or
granule of memory that is supported by the IOMMU hardware when
unmapping memory.

This means that when a large buffer that consists of multiple
such blocks is unmapped, the io-pgtable code will walk the page
tables to the correct level to unmap each block, even for blocks
that are virtually contiguous and at the same level, which can
incur an overhead in performance.

Introduce the unmap_pages() page table op to express to the
io-pgtable code that it should unmap a number of blocks of
the same size, instead of a single block. Doing so allows
multiple blocks to be unmapped in one call to the io-pgtable
code, reducing the number of page table walks, and indirect

Signed-off-by: Isaac J. Manjarres <>
Suggested-by: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Georgi Djakov <>
include/linux/io-pgtable.h | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/io-pgtable.h b/include/linux/io-pgtable.h
index 4d40dfa75b55..9391c5fa71e6 100644
--- a/include/linux/io-pgtable.h
+++ b/include/linux/io-pgtable.h
@@ -144,6 +144,7 @@ struct io_pgtable_cfg {
* @map: Map a physically contiguous memory region.
* @unmap: Unmap a physically contiguous memory region.
+ * @unmap_pages: Unmap a range of virtually contiguous pages of the same size.
* @iova_to_phys: Translate iova to physical address.
* These functions map directly onto the iommu_ops member functions with
@@ -154,6 +155,9 @@ struct io_pgtable_ops {
phys_addr_t paddr, size_t size, int prot, gfp_t gfp);
size_t (*unmap)(struct io_pgtable_ops *ops, unsigned long iova,
size_t size, struct iommu_iotlb_gather *gather);
+ size_t (*unmap_pages)(struct io_pgtable_ops *ops, unsigned long iova,
+ size_t pgsize, size_t pgcount,
+ struct iommu_iotlb_gather *gather);
phys_addr_t (*iova_to_phys)(struct io_pgtable_ops *ops,
unsigned long iova);
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