[PATCH v2 2/2] iommu/arm-smmu: Do not access non-existing SMR registers

Olav Haugan ohaugan at codeaurora.org
Fri Aug 8 11:51:54 PDT 2014

On 8/7/2014 2:22 AM, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 12:34:09AM +0100, Olav Haugan wrote:
>> On 8/6/2014 10:35 AM, Will Deacon wrote:
>>> Hmm, I'm checking this with the architects because the TRMs aren't exactly
>>> clear. The NUMSMRG works for stream-indexing (i.e. reports the number of
>>> S2CRs), then all we have to do is change the above ~SMR_VALID to 0x0, since
>>> those registers will be SBZP.
>> You don't agree that we should avoid doing register writes if not
>> necessarily? In general I like to avoid trying to write registers that
>> is not needed so that we don't do more work than needed.
> If this was a fast-path then I'd certainly agree. However, device reset is
> a pretty rare event and I'd be inclined to err on the side of code clarity
> in preference to performance.
> Anyway, it turns out that we can't use NUMSMRG for this so all that's moot.
> We instead need to do 1 << SMMU_IDR0.NUMSIDB, which will give us the number
> of S2CRs.
>>>> As far as I can tell there are no other register telling us how many S2CR
>>>> registers exist. That also brings up another point that there is no check
>>>> in the code to ensure we are not trying to program more than the available
>>>> S2CR registers when we use stream indexing.
>>> On an SMMU using stream-indexing, if the StreamID goes off the end of the
>>> S2CRs that's a fairly serious hardware configuration issue which I don't
>>> think Linux is in a position to handle. I agree that a warning wouldn't
>>> hurt on device add/attach though.
>> Yes, I meant to protect against programming errors where someone
>> specified more Stream IDs than available S2CRs.
> Sure. Could you have a go at hacking this up, please?

Yes, I'll update the patches. Thanks for clarifying how to determine the
# of S2CRs.



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