On 2020/6/30 下午11:39, Peter Xu wrote:
On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:41:10AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
/* According to ATS spec table 2.4:
* S = 0, bits 15:12 = xxxx range size: 4K
* S = 1, bits 15:12 = xxx0 range size: 8K
* S = 1, bits 15:12 = xx01 range size: 16K
* S = 1, bits 15:12 = x011 range size: 32K
* S = 1, bits 15:12 = 0111 range size: 64K
Right, but the comment is probably misleading here, since it's for the PCI-E
transaction between IOMMU and device not for the device IOTLB invalidation
For device IOTLB invalidation descriptor, spec allows a [0, ~0ULL]
18.104.22.168 Device-TLB Invalidate Descriptor
Size (S): The size field indicates the number of consecutive pages targeted
by this invalidation
request. If S field is zero, a single page at page address specified by
Address [63:12] is requested
to be invalidated. If S field is Set, the least significant bit in the
Address field with value 0b
indicates the invalidation address range. For example, if S field is Set and
Address is Clear, it
indicates an 8KB invalidation address range with base address in Address
[63:13]. If S field and
Address is Set and bit 13 is Clear, it indicates a 16KB invalidation
address range with base
address in Address [63:14], etc.
So if we receive an address whose  is 0 and the rest is all 1, it's then
a [0, ~0ULL] invalidation.
Yes. I think invalidating the whole range is always fine. It's still not
arbitrary, right? E.g., we can't even invalidate (0x1000, 0x3000) with
device-iotlb because of the address mask, not to say sub-pages.
How about just convert to use a range [start, end] for any notifier and move
the checks (e.g the assert) into the actual notifier implemented (vhost or
IOMMUTLBEntry itself is the abstraction layer of TLB entry. Hardware TLB entry
is definitely not arbitrary range either (because AFAICT the hardware should
only cache PFN rather than address, so at least PAGE_SIZE aligned).
Introducing this flag will already make this trickier just to avoid introducing
another similar struct to IOMMUTLBEntry, but I really don't want to make it a
default option... Not to mention I probably have no reason to urge the rest
iommu notifier users (tcg, vfio) to change their existing good code to suite
any of the backend who can cooperate with arbitrary address ranges...
Ok, so it looks like we need a dedicated notifiers to device IOTLB.
Or we can also make a new flag for device iotlb just like current UNMAP? Then
we replace the vhost type from UNMAP to DEVICE_IOTLB. But IMHO using the
ARBITRARY_LENGTH flag would work in a similar way. DEVICE_IOTLB flag could
also allow virtio/vhost to only receive one invalidation (now IIUC it'll
receive both iotlb and device-iotlb for unmapping a page when ats=on), but then
ats=on will be a must and it could break some old (misconfiged) qemu because
afaict previously virtio/vhost could even work with vIOMMU (accidentally) even
That's a bug and I don't think we need to workaround mis-configurated qemu
IMHO it depends on the strictness we want on the qemu cmdline API. :)
We should at least check libvirt to make sure it's using ats=on always, then I
agree maybe we can avoid considering the rest...
Cc libvirt list, but I think we should fix libvirt if they don't provide