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From: Etienne CARRIERE <etienne.carriere@st.com>
To: Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@arm.com>,
	Sumit Garg <sumit.garg@linaro.org>, Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>,
	Jens Wiklander <jens.wiklander@linaro.org>,
	Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@arm.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
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	OP-TEE TrustedFirmware <op-tee@lists.trustedfirmware.org>,
	"devicetree@vger.kernel.org" <devicetree@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Doc Mailing List <linux-doc@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jerome Forissier <jerome@forissier.org>,
	Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>,
	Etienne Carriere <etienne.carriere@linaro.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/7] Asynchronous notifications from secure world
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2021 08:05:57 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <PAXPR10MB4687E737261282B78600272DFD189@PAXPR10MB4687.EURPRD10.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM> (raw)

Hello Sudeep and all,

On Wed, 7 Jul 2021 at 19:52, Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@arm.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Sumit,
>
> I was holding off you reply as I didn't have all the background on this.
> Achin did mention that this is preparatory work for FFA notifications.
> I did mention to him that this is more than that, it is custom extension
> to address what FF-A notification is trying to in standard way.
>
> I share same opinion as Marc Z.
>
> On Wed, Jul 07, 2021 at 11:22:23AM +0530, Sumit Garg wrote:
> > On Tue, 6 Jul 2021 at 18:16, Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> [...]
>
> > >
> > > I don't care about OP-TEE. If you are proposing a contract between S
> > > and NS, it has to be TEE and OS independent. That's how the
> > > architecture works.
> > >
> >
> > Agree, here we are not proposing a common contract among the S and NS
> > world that every TEE (based on Arm TrustZone) will use to communicate
> > with REE (Linux in our case) but rather an OP-TEE specific
> > notifications feature that is built on top of OP-TEE specific ABIs.
> >
> > And I can see your arguments coming from an FFA perspective but there
> > are platforms like the ones based on Armv7 which don't support FFA
> > ABI. Maybe Jens can elaborate how this feature will fit in when FFA
> > comes into picture?
> >
>
> I can understand that but won't those platforms add the support both in
> the kernel(current series) and secure world to address notifications.
> While you could argue that it is small extension to what is already present
> but I prefer they support FF-A is they need such a support instead of adding
> custom mechanisms. It is hard to maintain and each vendor will deviate
> from this custom mechanism and soon we will have bunch of them to handle.


There exist armv7-a platforms that expect OP-TEE notification support and will not move the FF-A, like the stm32mp15. This platform won't move to FF-A mainly due to the memory cost of the added SPM layer and the device physical constraints.
We have a usecase for OP-TEE notification. We're working on the integration of an SCMI server in OP-TEE. SCMI notification is a feature needed is this scope and it requires OP-TEE async notification means as those proposed here.

This OP-TEE async notif also brings a lot of value in OP-TEE as it allows a OP-TEE secure thread (i.e. executing a trusted application service) to gently wait on a secure interrupt (as a slow bus transaction completion or many other usecase) with the CPU relaxed. This support is provided by the proposed series. I believe existing device should be able to leverage this OP-TEE feature without needing their OP-TEE to move to the new FF-A interface.

Regards,
Etienne

>
> [...]

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             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-09  8:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-09  8:05 Etienne CARRIERE [this message]
2021-07-13 11:11 ` Sudeep Holla
2021-07-13 11:11   ` Sudeep Holla
2021-07-20  6:45   ` Jens Wiklander
2021-07-20  6:45     ` Jens Wiklander
2021-07-20  7:50     ` Sudeep Holla
2021-07-20  7:50       ` Sudeep Holla
2021-07-20  9:59       ` Jens Wiklander
2021-07-20  9:59         ` Jens Wiklander
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2021-06-16 10:36 Jens Wiklander
2021-06-16 10:36 ` Jens Wiklander
2021-06-17  4:33 ` Sumit Garg
2021-06-17  4:33   ` Sumit Garg
2021-06-17  6:10   ` Jens Wiklander
2021-06-17  6:10     ` Jens Wiklander
2021-07-06  7:25     ` Sumit Garg
2021-07-06  7:25       ` Sumit Garg
2021-07-06 10:36       ` Marc Zyngier
2021-07-06 10:36         ` Marc Zyngier
2021-07-06 11:39         ` Sumit Garg
2021-07-06 11:39           ` Sumit Garg
2021-07-06 12:46           ` Marc Zyngier
2021-07-06 12:46             ` Marc Zyngier
2021-07-07  5:52             ` Sumit Garg
2021-07-07  5:52               ` Sumit Garg
2021-07-07  6:54               ` Jens Wiklander
2021-07-07  6:54                 ` Jens Wiklander
2021-07-07 17:51               ` Sudeep Holla
2021-07-07 17:51                 ` Sudeep Holla
2021-07-08 12:56                 ` Sumit Garg
2021-07-08 12:56                   ` Sumit Garg

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