On Wed, Jul 01, 2020 at 10:34:53AM -0700, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Jul 2020, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 04:46:09PM -0700, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > > I could imagine some future Xen hosts setting a flag somewhere in the
> > > > platform capability saying "no xen specific flag, rely on
> > > > "VIRTIO_F_ACCESS_PLATFORM". Then you set that accordingly in QEMU.
> > > > How about that?
> > > 
> > > Yes, that would be fine and there is no problem implementing something
> > > like that when we get virtio support in Xen. Today there are still no
> > > virtio interfaces provided by Xen to ARM guests (no virtio-block/net,
> > > etc.)
> > > 
> > > In fact, in both cases we are discussing virtio is *not* provided by
> > > Xen; it is a firmware interface to something entirely different:
> > > 
> > > 1) virtio is used to talk to a remote AMP processor (RPMesg)
> > > 2) virtio is used to talk to a secure-world firmware/OS (Trusty)
> > >
> > > VIRTIO_F_ACCESS_PLATFORM is not set by Xen in these cases but by RPMesg
> > > and by Trusty respectively. I don't know if Trusty should or should not
> > > set VIRTIO_F_ACCESS_PLATFORM, but I think Linux should still work
> > > without issues.
> > > 
> > 
> > Any virtio implementation that is not in control of the memory map
> > (aka not the hypervisor) absolutely must set VIRTIO_F_ACCESS_PLATFORM,
> > else it is completely broken.
> 
> Lots of broken virtio implementations out there it would seem :-(

Not really, most of virtio implementations are in full control of
memory, being part of the hypervisor.

> 
> > > The xen_domain() check in Linux makes it so that vring_use_dma_api
> > > returns the opposite value on native Linux compared to Linux as Xen/ARM
> > > DomU by "accident". By "accident" because there is no architectural
> > > reason why Linux Xen/ARM DomU should behave differently compared to
> > > native Linux in this regard.
> > > 
> > > I hope that now it is clearer why I think the if (xen_domain()) check
> > > needs to be improved anyway, even if we fix generic dma_ops with virtio
> > > interfaces missing VIRTIO_F_ACCESS_PLATFORM.
> > 
> > IMHO that Xen quirk should never have been added in this form..
> 
> Would you be in favor of a more flexible check along the lines of the
> one proposed in the patch that started this thread:
> 
>     if (xen_vring_use_dma())
>             return true;
> 
> 
> xen_vring_use_dma would be implemented so that it returns true when
> xen_swiotlb is required and false otherwise.

I'll need to think about it. Sounds reasonable on the surface ...

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MST

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