On Mon, Nov 02, 2015 at 03:44:27PM +0100, Joerg Roedel wrote: > > How do you envision this per-mapping by-pass to work? For the DMA-API > mappings you have only one device address space. For by-pass to work, > you need to map all physical memory of the machine into this space, > which leaves the question where you want to put the window for > remapping. > > You surely have to put it after the physical mappings, but any > protection will be gone, as the device can access all physical memory.
Correct. This issue is one of the concerns here in the previous replies. I will take different approach which will not require the IOMMU bypass per mapping. Will try to shift to the x86 'iommu=pt' approach. > > So instead of working around the shortcomings of DMA-API > implementations, can you present us some numbers and analysis of how bad > the performance impact with an IOMMU is and what causes it? We had a bunch of issues around SPARC IOMMU. Not all of them relate to performance. The first issue was that on SPARC, currently, we only have limited address space to IOMMU so we had issue to do large DMA mappings for Infiniband. Second issue was that we identified high contention on the IOMMU locks even in ETH driver. > > I know that we have lock-contention issues in our IOMMU drivers, which > can be fixed. Maybe the performance problems you are seeing can be fixed > too, when you give us more details about them. > I do not want to put too much information here but you can see some results: rds-stress test from sparc t5-2 -> x86: with iommu bypass: --------------------- sparc->x86 cmdline = -r XXX -s XXX -q 256 -a 8192 -T 10 -d 10 -t 3 -o XXX tsks tx/s rx/s tx+rx K/s mbi K/s mbo K/s tx us/c rtt us cpu % 3 141278 0 1165565.81 0.00 0.00 8.93 376.60 -1.00 (average) without iommu bypass: --------------------- sparc->x86 cmdline = -r XXX -s XXX -q 256 -a 8192 -T 10 -d 10 -t 3 -o XXX tsks tx/s rx/s tx+rx K/s mbi K/s mbo K/s tx us/c rtt us cpu % 3 78558 0 648101.41 0.00 0.00 15.05 876.72 -1.00 (average) + RDMA tests are totally not working (might be due to failure to DMA map all the memory). So IOMMU bypass give ~80% performance boost. > > Joerg -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe kvm" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html