[PATCH v7 13/24] iommu/arm-smmu-v3: Enable broadcast TLB maintenance

Will Deacon will at kernel.org
Thu May 21 14:17:31 UTC 2020


On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 07:54:51PM +0200, Jean-Philippe Brucker wrote:
> The SMMUv3 can handle invalidation targeted at TLB entries with shared
> ASIDs. If the implementation supports broadcast TLB maintenance, enable it
> and keep track of it in a feature bit. The SMMU will then be affected by
> inner-shareable TLB invalidations from other agents.
> A major side-effect of this change is that stage-2 translation contexts
> are now affected by all invalidations by VMID. VMIDs are all shared and
> the only ways to prevent over-invalidation, since the stage-2 page tables
> are not shared between CPU and SMMU, are to either disable BTM or allocate
> different VMIDs. This patch does not address the problem.

This sounds like a potential performance issue, particularly as we expose
stage-2 contexts via VFIO directly. Maybe we could reserve some portion of
VMID space for the SMMU? Marc, what do you reckon?


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