On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 02:41:59PM +0800, Xu, Anthony wrote:
> Isaku Yamahata wrote:
> > Thanks for the explanation.
> > I took a look at your big patch which you send privately.
> > Please correct me if I'm wrong because I haven't reviewed
> > it line by line.
> >
> > It seems like that _PAGE_DIRECT_IO isn't necessary.
> > Only users of _PAGE_DIRECT_IO (or ASSIGN_direct_io) are
> > hypercall of XEN_DOMCTL_memory_mapping and XEN_DOMCTL_ioport_mapping
> > which are used to assign mmio page or port io page to a domain.
> > I guess that you had hit page reference count issues in
> > mm_teardown_pte(), so you added _PAGE_DIRECT_IO flags to avoid that.
> > Correct?
> 
> 
> I did not encounter reference count issue.
> 
> The issue that I encounter is, when Xen destroy a domain with assigned device 
> by VTD.
> Xen tries to free all memory page including the device MMIO, which, of cause, 
> is not normal
> Memory page and can't be freed.
> 
> 
> 1288 -    while (mmio_start <= mmio_end) {
> 1289 -        (void)__assign_domain_page(d, mmio_start, mach_start, 
> ASSIGN_nocache);
> 1290 +    while (mach_start < mach_end) {
> 1291 +        __assign_domain_page(d, mmio_start,
> 1292 +                mach_start, ASSIGN_nocache | ASSIGN_direct_io);
> 
> 
> The old code uses __assign_domain_page to assign MMIO page to guest with 
> ASSIGN_nocache flags.
> However pte_mem verify ASSIGN_nocache page as normal page,
> I added _PAGE_DIRECT_IO to indicate a new memory page type, which is MMIO,
> Then xen can avoid to free MMIO page.
> 
> 
> 2670 -#define pte_mem(pte)   (!(pte_val(pte) & _PAGE_IO) && !pte_none(pte))
> 2671 +#define pte_mem(pte)   (!(pte_val(pte) & _PAGE_DIRECT_IO)&&         \
> 2672 +       !(pte_val(pte) & _PAGE_IO) && !pte_none(pte))
> 

We are talking about mm_teardown_pte(). Are we on same page?

Isn't such a case detected by mfn_valid()? I suppose the above statement
is saying no.
Assuming so, there is a corresponding struct page_info, but the mfn
isn't ram. So such page should be detected by is_iomem_page(mfn).
However the current implementation may not implemented is_iomem_page()
because we doesn't have such pages owned by DOMID_IO.
So the things to do is to make those pages owned by DOMID_IO, then
is_iomem_page() will works correctly. Next modify pte_mem() to call
is_iomem_page().

thanks,

> 
> Thanks,
> Anthony
> 
> 
> >
> > However, this isn't the correct way.
> > ia64 does reference count with p2m table. It's the significant
> > difference from x86. So you have to attack it instead of
> > working around.
> >
> > - The hypercall, XEN_DOMCTL_memory_mapping and
> >   XEN_DOMCTL_ioport_mapping, doesn't check whether mfn is appropriate
> >   to assign to a given domain. At least, the VMM should check it.
> >   X86 port seems to have the same issue.
> >
> > - I expected that mfn_valid(mmio page or port io page) returns false.
> >   If it is correct, _PAGE_DIRECT_IO won't be necessary, I suppose.
> >   However you seemed to hit the case mfn_valid() returned true.
> >   (Yes, it depends on memory and io layout. So it's safe to assume
> >   so anyway)
> >   Hmm, In such a case the corresponding struct page_info
> >   isn't used on ia64.
> >   On x86 case, such page_info's are obtained by DOMID_IO.
> >   Then by making page_info obtained by DOMID_IO when initialization
> >   sequence we can detect such cases.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 06:23:01PM +0800, Xu, Anthony wrote:
> >> Isaku Yamahata wrote:
> >>> Hi Anthony.
> >>>
> >>> I guess you are working on VT-d support for IA64.
> >>> You've sent out those patches independently which seem to
> >>> be preparation for VT-d support.
> >>>
> >>> However it is very difficult to guess how you are planning to use
> >>> those modifications eventually. So it's very difficult to review
> >>> those patches. At this moment I can comment only on patch style
> >>> which isn't essential.
> >>>
> >>> If you already have working patches, could you please send them
> >>> as a series of patches? (Even un-cleaned patches would help to
> >>> understand.) If not, could you provide overview of the design or
> >>> something like that which helps me to understand its overview and
> >>> how VT-d patches will be implemented.
> >>
> >> Yes I already have working patches, but some of them depend on x86
> >> side patches,
> >> and some x86 side patches depend on ia64 side patches.
> >> It is difficult to send them out at a time.
> >> So I tried to send out patches which is not related to x86 side
> >> first.
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> At this moment the followings come into my mind. (Random thoughts)
> >>> - One of the Xen/IA64 features is lockless P2M table unlike x86
> >>>   case. I think it would be very difficult to maintain the VT-d
> >>>   translation table consistent with the p2m and m2p tables without
> >>> lock.
> >>
> >> Because p2m and m2p do not change, don't need to maintain consistent.
> >> If page flip is used by PV drive, VTD can't work, x86 side has the
> >> same issue,
> >> Xen doesn't know when VTD page table can be changed, the page table
> >> may be used
> >> VTD engine.
> >>
> >>>
> >>> - What scope are you aiming?
> >>>   Now x86 supports VT-d for VMM protection, dom0, PV domU and HVM
> >>>   with balloon.
> >> Balloon changes VTD page table, it is at some risk, maybe VTD engine
> >> is using VTD page table
> >>
> >>
> >>>   On the other hand ia64 doesn't support balloon for HVM because
> >>>   the p2m for HVM domain is assumed to be read-only.
> >>>   How about MSI(-X)?
> >> If host uses MSI, and there is one interrupt for a function, we can
> >> use IOAPIC to emulate MSI interrupt.
> >> There is some potential issue here, because you change edge
> >> triggerred interrupt to level triggerred interrupt.
> >> But if both host and guest is using MSI, there is no issue.
> >>
> >> If host uses MSI(MSIx), and there are more than one interrupts for a
> >> function, it is difficult to use ioapic to emulate MSI.
> >>
> >> Anthony
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> thanks,
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 12:48:48PM +0800, Xu, Anthony wrote:
> >>>> Add _PAGE_DIRECT_IO page attribute to indicate this page is
> >>>> physical IO page
> >>>>
> >>>> Signed-off-by; Anthony Xu < [EMAIL PROTECTED] >
> >>>
> >>>
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