[PATCH v2 3/3] iommu/io-pgtable: Avoid redundant TLB syncs
will.deacon at arm.com
Tue Jan 12 10:27:55 PST 2016
On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 08:50:59PM +0000, Robin Murphy wrote:
> In certain unmapping situations it is quite possible to end up issuing
> back-to-back TLB synchronisations, which at best is a waste of time and
> effort, and at worst causes some hardware to get rather confused. Whilst
> the pagetable implementations, or the IOMMU drivers, or both, could keep
> track of things to avoid this happening, it seems to make the most sense
> to prevent code duplication and add some simple state tracking in the
> common interface between the two.
> Signed-off-by: Robin Murphy <robin.murphy at arm.com>
> drivers/iommu/io-pgtable.h | 9 ++++++++-
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable.h b/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable.h
> index 95c5565..d06219b 100644
> --- a/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable.h
> +++ b/drivers/iommu/io-pgtable.h
> @@ -132,12 +132,14 @@ void free_io_pgtable_ops(struct io_pgtable_ops *ops);
> * @fmt: The page table format.
> * @cookie: An opaque token provided by the IOMMU driver and passed back to
> * any callback routines.
> + * @sync_flag: Private flag for optimising out redundant syncs.
It makes sense to factor this out like you're proposing, but maybe we
can think of a better name? How about "tlb_sync_pending", to follow
"tlb_flush_pending" in the core code?
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