[PATCH/RFC 2/2] iommu/ipmmu-vmsa: Opt-in slave devices based on ES version

Magnus Damm magnus.damm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 01:38:33 PST 2017

Hi Geert,

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 9:50 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven
<geert at linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> Hi Magnus,
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 1:12 PM, Magnus Damm <magnus.damm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Magnus Damm <damm+renesas at opensource.se>
>> Match on r8a7795 ES2 and enable a certain DMA controller.
>> In other cases the IPMMU driver remains disabled.
>> Signed-off-by: Magnus Damm <damm+renesas at opensource.se>
>> ---
>>  drivers/iommu/ipmmu-vmsa.c |   24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>  1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)
>> --- 0001/drivers/iommu/ipmmu-vmsa.c
>> +++ work/drivers/iommu/ipmmu-vmsa.c     2017-01-23 20:57:02.620607110 +0900
>> @@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
>>  #include <linux/platform_device.h>
>>  #include <linux/sizes.h>
>>  #include <linux/slab.h>
>> +#include <linux/sys_soc.h>
>>  #if defined(CONFIG_ARM) && !defined(CONFIG_IOMMU_DMA)
>>  #include <asm/dma-iommu.h>
>> @@ -1002,16 +1003,39 @@ static void ipmmu_domain_free_dma(struct
>>         }
>>  }
>> +static const struct soc_device_attribute r8a7795es2[] = {
>> +       { .soc_id = "r8a7795", .revision = "ES2.*" },
>> +       { /* sentinel */ }
>> +};
>> +
>> +static int ipmmu_slave_whitelist(struct device *dev)
>> +{
>> +       /* Opt-in slave devices based on SoC and ES version */
>> +       if (soc_device_match(r8a7795es2)) {
>> +               if (!strcmp(dev_name(dev), "e7310000.dma-controller"))
>> +                       return 0;
>> +       }
> I have two comments about the construct above:
>   1. IPMMU will be disabled on all non-r8a7795 SoCs.
>      Is that what you want?

Sort of. This patch is just an example to stir up some discussion
about this topic. I realize this code as-is changes R-Car Gen2
behavior (that is merged upstream) so perhaps we should keep devices
enabled for those SoCs.

>   2. Usually we match on the old broken versions instead (e.g. against
>      "ES1.*"), as (1) it marks more clearly support for old SoCs, and
>                 (2) it makes it easier to remove the check later when these
>                     old SoCs are deemed extinct later.

Right, if I understand correctly then you're saying opt-out might be
better instead of opt-in. In case of IPMMU and R-Car Gen3 I believe it
might be less work to use opt-in rather than excluding not-yet-working
stuff. =)

With this series I would like to propose to disconnect the DT
integration timing from the enablement of IPMMU support for slave
devices. If we can enable the IPMMU in DT early on we can reduce
potential out-of-tree IPMMU enablement DT patches. So with the DT
bindings fixed and accurate data sheet we can merge DT bits ahead of
enablement time. And then use run time logic to determine what to
enable based on test results.

As you are aware, currently we have used the presence of "iommus" in
DT to determine if a device is going to be enabled or not. So if the
IPMMU Kconfig bits enable the IPMMU driver and the "iommus" DT
property tie a certain slave device to the IPMMU then we will make use
of IPMMU for a certain device. Currently we assume it will work on all
ES versions that use that particular DTB.

However ES specific hardware errata together with a wide range of ES
versions for r8a7795 and r8a7796 (and whatever SoCs and ES versions
that comes next) makes it difficult to use DT like above to enable
stuff seemingly on one ES version without potentially breaking other
ES versions. I would like to share DT files between the ES versions as
much as possible but still only enable IPMMU support for devices that
are known to work.

Let me know if you think it makes sense to enable DT in a different
way than my proposal.

I'll have a look at putting the white list code in ->xlate() instead
of ->add_device().

Thanks for your comments!


/ magnus

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