[RFC PATCH 24/30] iommu: Specify PASID state when unbinding a task

Joerg Roedel joro at 8bytes.org
Mon Mar 27 08:33:12 PDT 2017

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 07:08:47PM +0000, Jean-Philippe Brucker wrote:
> On 24/03/17 11:00, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> > The document you posted is an addition to the spec, so we can't rely on
> > a stop marker being sent by a device when it shuts down a context.
> > Current AMD GPUs don't send one, afaik.
> Fair enough, though on the SMMU side we still don't know which shutdown
> model hardware vendors are more likely to choose. Devices could use the
> stop marker and never wait for completion of PPRs. In that case context
> shutdown would only have to make sure that PPRs are outside the PCI
> network, return immediately and allow the device driver to call unbind().

Yes, on a stop-marker we should immediatly remove the PASID from the
IOMMU and inform the driver. It might call unbind or do something with
the device.

> So to be on the safe side I think I will by default assume that PPRs are
> in flight during unbind, and drain both software and hardware queue to
> ensure we catch them all.

The AMD driver first removes the internal mapping of the PASID to its
managing data-structures, so that any follow-on faults will get


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