[PATCH v2 3/5] mmu_notifiers: Call invalidate_range() when invalidating TLBs

Alistair Popple apopple at nvidia.com
Tue Jul 25 15:51:45 AEST 2023

Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au> writes:

> Alistair Popple <apopple at nvidia.com> writes:
>> The invalidate_range() is going to become an architecture specific mmu
>> notifier used to keep the TLB of secondary MMUs such as an IOMMU in
>> sync with the CPU page tables. Currently it is called from separate
>> code paths to the main CPU TLB invalidations. This can lead to a
>> secondary TLB not getting invalidated when required and makes it hard
>> to reason about when exactly the secondary TLB is invalidated.
>> To fix this move the notifier call to the architecture specific TLB
>> maintenance functions for architectures that have secondary MMUs
>> requiring explicit software invalidations.
>> This fixes a SMMU bug on ARM64. On ARM64 PTE permission upgrades
>> require a TLB invalidation. This invalidation is done by the
>> arahitecutre specific ptep_set_access_flags() which calls
>   ^
>   architecture

Oh. I'd forgotten to apt install codespell ;-)
>> flush_tlb_page() if required. However this doesn't call the notifier
>> resulting in infinite faults being generated by devices using the SMMU
>> if it has previously cached a read-only PTE in it's TLB.
>> Moving the invalidations into the TLB invalidation functions ensures
>> all invalidations happen at the same time as the CPU invalidation. The
>> architecture specific flush_tlb_all() routines do not call the
>> notifier as none of the IOMMUs require this.
>> Signed-off-by: Alistair Popple <apopple at nvidia.com>
>> Suggested-by: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg at ziepe.ca>
> ...
>> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/book3s64/radix_tlb.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/book3s64/radix_tlb.c
>> index 0bd4866..9724b26 100644
>> --- a/arch/powerpc/mm/book3s64/radix_tlb.c
>> +++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/book3s64/radix_tlb.c
>> @@ -752,6 +752,8 @@ void radix__local_flush_tlb_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long vmadd
>>  		return radix__local_flush_hugetlb_page(vma, vmaddr);
>>  #endif
>>  	radix__local_flush_tlb_page_psize(vma->vm_mm, vmaddr, mmu_virtual_psize);
>> +	mmu_notifier_invalidate_range(vma->vm_mm, vmaddr,
>> +						vmaddr + mmu_virtual_psize);
>>  }
>>  EXPORT_SYMBOL(radix__local_flush_tlb_page);
> I think we can skip calling the notifier there? It's explicitly a local flush.

I suspect you're correct. It's been a while since I last worked on PPC
TLB invalidation code though and it's changed a fair bit since then so
was being conservative and appreciate any comments there. Was worried I
may have missed some clever optimisation that detects a local flush is
all that's needed, but I see OCXL calls mm_context_add_copro() though so
that should be ok. Will respin and drop it.

> cheers

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