[PATCH] CHROMIUM: iommu: rockchip: Make sure that page table state is coherent

Joerg Roedel joro at 8bytes.org
Mon Mar 23 05:29:10 PDT 2015

Hi Tomasz,

On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 05:38:45PM +0900, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> While unmapping, the driver zaps all iovas belonging to the mapping,
> so the page tables not used by any mapping won't be cached. Now when
> the driver creates a mapping it might end up occupying several page
> tables. However, since the mapping area is virtually contiguous, only
> the first and last page table can be shared with different mappings.
> This means that only first and last iovas can be already cached. In
> fact, we could detect if first and last page tables are shared and do
> not zap at all, but this wouldn't really optimize too much. Why
> invalidating one iova is enough to invalidate the whole page table is
> unclear to me as well, but it seems to be the correct way on this
> hardware.
> As for the race, it's also kind of explained by the above. The already
> running hardware can trigger page table look-ups in the IOMMU and so
> caching of the page table between our zapping and updating its
> contents. With this patch zapping is performed after updating the page
> table so the race is gone.

Okay, this makes sense. Can you add this information to the patch
changelog and resend please?



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