[PATCH v11 0/10] iommu/vt-d: Fix intel vt-d faults in kdump kernel

Li, ZhenHua zhen-hual at hp.com
Wed Jun 10 02:32:29 PDT 2015

On 06/10/2015 05:21 PM, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 09, 2015 at 01:55:50PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
>> On Mon, 2015-06-08 at 18:13 +0200, Joerg Roedel wrote:
>>> So I think we need to read out that bit when we find translation enabled
>>> and if it is different from what we would set it to, we bail out of any
>>> copying, disable translation and proceed as in a normal boot.
>> Given that this is only for kdump and not the general case of kexec,
>> that's probably tolerable. Of course we do still need to make it *not*
>> broken for the case where DMA_RTADDR_RTT is set, as it is at the
>> moment.
> Yes, I just sent a patch for this and will include it into my x86/vt-d
> branch if not objections come in.
>> And I suspect if we're doing that, it might be simple enough to make it
>> convert to/from the extended page tables. I don't think we want to
>> preserve PASID tables; only the "second level" (i.e. traditional)
>> translation. So we could happily pull the page table pointer out of
>> either kind of context entry, and install it into either kind. I think
>> there's a simple mapping of translation types too. I need to sort out
>> the translation types when adding the real PASID support (imminently!)
>> anyway.
> What happens when we take away the PASID tables from a device? Can it
> also go into some failure state?
> When doing this, we need at least setup the page request queue before we
> copy over anything and change the root-entry. Then we can handle any
> faults that are caused by this and tell the device to not try further.
> 	Joerg
Is PASID part of new specs? Is there any plan to upgrade the driver to 
support the latest vt-d specs?


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