[PATCH v2 09/25] iommu/fsl_pamu: Implement an IDENTITY domain

Robin Murphy robin.murphy at arm.com
Fri Jun 2 05:53:41 AEST 2023

On 2023-06-01 20:46, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 01, 2023 at 08:37:45PM +0100, Robin Murphy wrote:
>> On 2023-05-16 01:00, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
>>> Robin was able to check the documentation and what fsl_pamu has
>>> historically called detach_dev() is really putting the IOMMU into an
>>> IDENTITY mode.
>> Unfortunately it was the other way around - it's the call to
>> fsl_setup_liodns() from fsl_pamu_probe() which leaves everything in bypass
>> by default (the PAACE_ATM_NO_XLATE part, IIRC), whereas the detach_device()
>> call here ends up disabling the given device's LIODN altogether
> Er, I see.. Let me think about it, you convinced me to change it from
> PLATFORM, so maybe we should go back to that if it is all wonky.

FWIW I was thinking more along the lines of a token nominal identity 
domain where attach does nothing at all...

>> There doesn't appear to have ever been any code anywhere for putting
>> things *back* into bypass after using a VFIO domain, so as-is these
>> default domains would probably break all DMA :(
> Sounds like it just never worked right.
> ie going to VFIO mode was always a one way trip and you can't go back
> to a kernel driver.

...on the assumption that doing so wouldn't really be any less broken 
than it always has been :)


> I don't think this patch makes it worse because we call the identity
> attach_dev in all the same places we called detach_dev in the first
> place.
> We add an extra call at the start of time, but that call is NOP'd
> by this:
>>> 	if (domain == platform_domain || !domain)
>>> +		return 0;
>>> +
> (bah, and the variable name needs updating too)
> Honestly, I don't really want to fix FSL since it seems abandoned, so
> either this patch or going back to PLATFORM seems like the best option.
> Jason

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