RFC on Kdump and PCIe on ARM64

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Fri Mar 2 10:02:20 PST 2018

On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 09:12:29AM -0500, Sinan Kaya wrote:
> On 3/2/2018 5:30 AM, Will Deacon wrote:
> >> Do you really have to reset the IOMMU?  Can you just give it new page
> >> tables that start out with all IOVAs from all devices being invalid,
> >> then add valid mappings as drivers need them (presumably after the
> >> driver has done whatever it needs to so the device stops using the old
> >> DMA addresses)?
> > We already have the option to do that via the command line using the
> > disable_bypass option, so it just sounds like we need to take this into
> > account when resetting the SMMU to take care that GBPA is configured so
> > that transactions are terminated when SMMUEN=0.
> How about the points that Baoquan highlighted in his email regarding the
> solution from AMD and X86?

Which specific points do you think this proposal doesn't address?

> I have not read the entire thread but, is this just a matter of following
> what Bjorn recommended or there is more to it?

I'm trying to say how I think Bjorn's idea can be implemented for SMMUv3.
I basically want to avoid a situation where the SMMU driver tries to walk
the in-memory data structures left by a previous kernel and infer the
setup from that.


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