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SubjectRE: [PATCH v3 02/11] iommu/vt-d: Remove clearing translation data in disable_dmar_iommu()
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> From: Baolu Lu <baolu.lu@linux.intel.com>
> Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 12:34 PM
>
> On 2022/7/1 15:58, Tian, Kevin wrote:
> >> From: Lu Baolu <baolu.lu@linux.intel.com> Sent: Wednesday, June 29,
> >> 2022 3:47 PM
> >>
> >> The disable_dmar_iommu() is called when IOMMU initialization fails
> >> or the IOMMU is hot-removed from the system. In both cases, there
> >> is no need to clear the IOMMU translation data structures for
> >> devices.
> >>
> >> On the initialization path, the device probing only happens after
> >> the IOMMU is initialized successfully, hence there're no
> >> translation data structures.
> >>
> >> On the hot-remove path, there is no real use case where the IOMMU
> >> is hot-removed, but the devices that it manages are still alive in
> >> the system. The translation data structures were torn down during
> >> device release, hence there's no need to repeat it in IOMMU
> >> hot-remove path either. This removes the unnecessary code and only
> >> leaves a check.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Lu Baolu <baolu.lu@linux.intel.com>
> >
> > You probably overlooked my last comment on kexec:
> >
> >
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/BL1PR11MB52711A71AD9F11B7AE42694C8CAC9
> @BL1PR11MB5271.namprd11.prod.outlook.com/
> >
> > I think my question is still not answered.
>
> Sorry! I did overlook that comment. I can see your points now, though it
> seems to be irrelevant to the problems that this series tries to solve.
>
> The failure path of copying table still needs some improvement. At least
> the pages allocated for root/context tables should be freed in the
> failure path. Even worse, the software occupied a bit of page table
> entry which is feasible for the old ECS, but not work for the new
> scalable mode anymore.
>
> All these problems deserve a separate series. We could address your
> concerns there. Does this work for you?

Yes, this makes sense to me.
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